Simply Machines Video Project - Teaching Guide

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Simply Machines Video Project - Teaching Guide

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STEAM CURRICULUM - Simple Machines

Have a blast during this action-packed group movie making experience! The Simply Machines Video Project engages learners in the exploration of how simple machines help us in our daily lives and throughout history. This stop-motion animation program is the “capstone” activity in our Simply Machines curriculum. It’s a fun and thoughtful way for students to synthesize and celebrate their knowledge utilizing collaborative art. This extensive Teaching Guide provides many tools to aid both teachers and students during the production. The PDF Teaching Guide also includes printable copies of our popular Simply Machines Trading Cards which provide both visual inspiration and rich learning content. This project builds creativiy, critical thinking and community in imaginative ways. 

Topics: simple machines, literacy & storytelling, technology

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

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We highly recommend implementing this project in conjunction with our Simply Machines Game Show which is available for FREE on our website. 

Teaching Guide Contents include: 

  • Discussion Notes
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Supply Lists
  • Sample Student Video
  • Sample Stop-Motion Animation Sequence
  • Storyboarding Handout
  • Segment Ordering Handout
  • Compiling & Editing Instructions
  • Helpful Stop-Motion Animation Tutorial Links
  • (80) Full-color Simply Machines Trading Cards to Print & Laminate
  • NGSS & Common Core Standards

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