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Simple Machines

Our first graders have been learning about different simple machines and undertaking lots of different practical experiments. Pulling our ISHR car for example.

Today’s activity aligns with our current unit of inquiry about ‘Simple Machines’. Our Central idea for this unit is: ‘Simple machines help make our live easier’. Students have actively participated in learning and identifying many examples of simple machines such as levers, wedges, inclined planes, wheel and axles and pulleys. 

Today we focused on pulleys and the science behind them. We tried to pull a car using a pulley and found that using a pulley made it much easier for us.