Simple Machines and Basic Science

Duration: 15-30 mins



Grade Levels

Elementary School


USS Constitution was built as a fighting machine and the crew used the six simple machines of science to accomplish the work required. Thinking like designers and engineers, students will identify and manipulate these machines to create inventions that would have made life aboard the Ship easier for the crew.

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