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3+ (Ages 8+)


40 minutes per lab

Unit Essential Question(s)

  • How can we conduct an investigation to observe cause and effect relationships?
  • How do simple machines make work easier?

Unit Understandings

The following concepts will be covered throughout this Unit:

  • What happens to an object when a force is applied to it.
  • A simple machine is a device that changes the direction or strength of force, and is used to make work easier.
  • How to articulate the purpose of the investigation.

Lab Summary

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Unit Standards

Unit Standards will be addressed in every Lab within the Unit.