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Simple Machines
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Choice Board Examples & Strategies

Use the Choice Board to allow students to display their voice and choice within their learning. The Choice Board can be used in multiple ways by the teacher to:

  • Engage students who finish early
  • Assess what students have learned at different points throughout the Unit
  • Extend the Unit or lesson
  • Allow students to display their learning in the Share section

The Choice Board is intended to provide content that can be added to the classroom’s existing Choice Board or to any bulletin board in the classroom.

The following is the Choice Board for this Unit:

Choice Board
Take pictures of real-life simple machines from your house and/or neighborhood. Label what type of simple machine it is and identify what it does.
Venn Diagram
Create a Venn Diagram of two or three simple machines. Identify their similarities and their differences.
Create a cartoon strip
Use four vocabulary words in your own cartoon strip.
Research two different fields of engineering. Write a paragraph about what they do. Identify how simple machines are involved in their job.
Use any of the following words to make an Acrostic Poem:
Force, Gravity, Machine, Lever, Engineer, Work.
Create a collage of different examples of simple machines in real-world environments.
Sticky Note Game
A student stands in the front of the class (or small group) with a vocab word written on a sticky note stuck to their forehead. This student chooses classmates, one at a time, to give them hints until they guess the correct word.
Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt
How many of these simple machines can students find in the room? In the school? At home? Inclined Plane, Lever, Wheel and Axle, Gear.
Work of the Day
Students track when they observe work being done throughout the day in a chart or list.