Features 16 principle activities, four main activities and four problem-solving activities. Enables students to recognise simple machines in everyday use, to understand the principles behind them, and to become familiar with the vocabulary relevant for the simple machine in focus: gears, wheels and axles, levers or pulleys. Includes a comprehensive teacher's guide.
Observing and investigating simple machines: gears, wheels and axles, levers and pulleys
Developing scientific inquiry skills
Following a design brief as part of the engineering design process
Learning and applying relevant vocabulary for simple machines
Fair testing, predicting and measuring, collecting data, and describing outcomes