How to teach Simple Machines
Using this Levers Worksheet, students match each class to the correct example of lever in order to build their understanding of simple machines.
Levers are used to lift heavy weights with the least amount of effort. There are three classes of levers, where the fulcrum, load, and effort are in different places depending on the job. This worksheet familiarizes your students with the different types of levers.
Students match each class to the correct example of lever. Then, challenge students to write a short description explaining how the lever works.
Other resources to use with this Levers Worksheet
If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about simple machines.
Use this Pulley Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.
Introduce this worksheet by showing students an example of a level. Ask students how this machine works. Next, students brainstorm other examples of levers. Then, students complete worksheet independently or with a partner. Finally, challenge students to write a short explanation of each lever.
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