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Simple and Compound Machines

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Ages: 9 - 16
How Was Florida's Coral Castle Built?
From pbskids.org, produced by PBS Kids
From DragonflyTV. Aaron and Tevi are really into exploring the science of places like the Egyptian pyramids and England's Stonehenge. They wanted to figure out how one man moved all of the massive stones to make Coral Castle. They knew he used simple... [more]
August 18, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
The Compound Machines
From edheads.org, produced by EdHeads
Lots of good learning opportunities in this video that stresses observation and basic machines. Score is kept and the students can easily work in teams.
December 23, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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Ages: 8 - 12
Simple Machines (Interactive)
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Kentucky Educational Television
Machines make life easier—and sometimes more fun. A simple machine has few moving parts. In this KET interactive children can begin to explore the basic operations of three simple machines.
May 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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Ages: 5 - 14
Simple Machines
From edheads.org, produced by EdHeads
An animation which requires the student to make a great many decisions about simple machines. Lots of interaction. Students could work in groups to make the choices and compete for the best scores. Excellent introduction into simple machines.
December 23, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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Ages: 7 - 11
Simple Machines - The Screw
From YouTube, produced by makemegenius.com
This cartoon uses simple illustrations and examples to help explain simple machines and the screw.  (01:43)
April 10, 2012 at 02:30 AM
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Ages: 8 - 14
Simple Machines Lesson
From YouTube, produced by Make Me Genius
This is an animated six-minute video clip that introduces young learners to simple machines.
January 20, 2012 at 09:04 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Virtual Odd/Compound Machine (Interactive Game)
From edheads.org, produced by Edheads
This virtual Compound Machine game, shows hands on what you should use or what will happen by using:friction, pulley, force, gears, and more.  Once you click on the answer you will see a demonstration of it and be able to move on to the next slide. T... [more]
March 29, 2012 at 04:29 PM
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Ages: 6 - 13
Bill Nye the Science Guy - "ABC's of Machinery" (Levers and Pulleys)
From YouTube, produced by Bill Nye the Science Guy
This Bill Nye tune teaches students about machines including levers and pulleys. This is a great resource to introduce simple machines into the classroom. (1:31)
July 6, 2012 at 08:57 PM
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Ages: 8 - 13
The Adventures of Workerman! Simple Machines to the Rescue
From TeacherTube, produced by Mr. Thompson
Cartoon shows how simple machines make work easier. A little silly, but shows a variety of simple machines. Grades 4-8. 6:03 min.
July 23, 2009 at 04:30 PM
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Ages: 7 - 14
Simple Machines - Song
From TeacherTube, produced by Scott Greiling
This video is a song set to the tune of "Sound of Music".  Lyrics and pictures include all of the simple machines and how they are used in every day life. Run time 01:15.
February 23, 2009 at 09:24 AM
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