USS Constitution was built as a fighting machine and utilized the six simple machines of science to accomplish the many tasks required of her. Students will identify and manipulate these machines to create inventions that would have made life aboard the Ship easier for sailors.
Introduce main theme: Constitution works because of simple machines that helped people do hard work. Explore the Ship online with students and identify areas that hard work is being done, and places where machines are helping them.
Simple Machines Overview: