Galva High School and Stark County High School

Integrated Science Curriculum

Year 3: Theme - Grand Designs

V. Simple and Complex Machines (Ch. 17)

A. Construction & construction materials

  1. Minilab: "What is balance?" (SI, p. 513)
B. Contact forces
  1. Minilab: "Do objects exert forces?" (SI, p. 519)
C. Work, energy, and power
  1. Investigation: "Measuring work" (SI, p. 522)
  2. Lab: "Your power" (MP, p. ?)
D. Simple machines, mechanical advantage, & efficiency
  1. Activity 7-1: Using machines (MPS Lab, p. 55)
  2. Activity 17-1: The inclined plane as a machine (MPS Lab, p. 101)
  3. Investigation: "How can you make a building accessible?" (SI, p. 530)
  4. Activity 7-2: Levers (MPS Lab, p. 57)
  5. Lab 14: Balanced levers (MPS Lab, p. 53)
  6. Activity 15: Pulleys (MPS Lab, p. 57)
  7. Activity: Pulleys II (Handout)
E. Engines (electric, heat, combustion)

F. Performance assessment: "Rube Goldberg device" or "Junk Box Wars"

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