Lesson 3
Part 1

Marvelous Machines: Making Work Easier

Using Simple Machines (1) / Grade 5 / Andover, MA

The EIE Curriculum

EiE - Marvelous Machines: Making Work Easier, L3 Part 1

Students use simple machines and spring scales to determine how much force is needed to move a standard load and think about the ergonomics of using each machine.

Reflection Questions

What strategies do you see Tim using to prepare his students for the testing they will be conducting?

Tim posts the goals and context of the activity for all students to see. He also demonstrates the procedure for testing at each of the simple machine stations.

  • Tim posts the goal of the activity, and reminds students of the context. (3:13)
  • Throughout the video, Tim shows students how to operate each simple machine station, pointing out where they will attach the load and where they will attach the spring scale.