Lever Launchers - Teaching Guide

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Lever Launchers - Teaching Guide

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STEAM CURRICULUM - Simple Machines

STEM Learning Lesson + Art Project

Have a blast exploring simple machines with our mini rocket launchers! Our Lever Launchers project adds a new twist to the old-fashioned Popsicle stick launchers. Through this project, learners investigate levers and wedges as part of our exciting STEAM and Maker-based curriculum, Simply Machines. This PDF Teaching Guide includes an in-depth discussion of levers reinforced by our mini rocket launchers art project. The learning lesson also includes a fun investigation into the history of rockets linked with discussions regarding wedges and properties of matter. There are detailed step-by-step Instructables and helpful templates that can be photocopied for making mini rockets. The art project includes opportunities to investigate and reinforce math concepts relating to measurement and geometry.

Topics: simple machines, properties of matter, measurement & geometry

Ages: 2nd-5th Grade (and fun for older kids & adult learners!)

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You can print the Teaching Guide like a book, use it on a device, or project it on a board to guide students through the art-making instructions!

Contents Include:

  • In-depth Learning Lesson & Discussion Notes
  • Key Vocabulary
  • Historical Tidbits
  • Art Project Instructables (with easy-to-follow photos!)
  • Supply Lists
  • Photos of Student Work
  • Mini Rocket Templates (for copying or printing)
  • NGSS & Common Core Standards
  • Resource Links

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