Explore movement and forces while discovering the six basic types of simple machines. Learn all about the lever and inclined plane families through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Examine past and current examples of how simple machines make work easier. Then, play a game during a virtual tour of the museum’s exhibitions.
Note: This program is virtual via Zoom, Google Meet, or the platform of your choice.
This program will cover the following curriculum related topics and themes across a range of grade levels. The content can be adapted based on the needs of the group.
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|Structure & Mechanisms||Energy||Technology|
There are six types of simple machines that help to move objects and help change the direction of the force. Mechanisms are made up of one or more simple machines.
Simple machines are affected by the materials used and the forces acting on them.
|Forces & Movement
Simple machines allow humans to move objects with less force than would otherwise be needed.
Simple machines can transfer forces that cause objects to speed up, slow down, or change direction.
Simple machines are tools that have been used for thousands of years to make life easier and more enjoyable for humans. They are still important in many everyday objects.
Types of tools can vary between different cultures around the world.
An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using videoconferencing software. Through your web camera and the chat feature, the educator will see and interact with the students throughout the session. See the attached document for tips and tricks for connecting with your class.
We will be in touch with you after your booking to provide information about the program set up and any supplies you or your students will need in order to best participate in the program you have reserved.
$100 per session ($50 for additional programs)
We request a maximum of 35 students or one classroom per session, in order maximize the educator’s ability to interact with your students.
* If you are booking additional programs for the same day and at the same museum, a $50 discount will be applied to subsequent programs.
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