Content Background
Student Preparation
Content Strands
Process Strands
Benchmarks and Performance Standards
Content Maps
Content Outline
Performance Tasks
Rubrics for Performance Tasks
Instructional Activities
Materials and Resources
Web Links
Georgia Quality Core Curriculum References
Georgia High School Graduation Test References
References to National Standards
  Books for Students 
  • The Science Book of Machines by Neil Ardley 
  • Making Mad Machines by Jen Greening 
  • Projects with Machines by John Williams 
  • Machines at Work by Alan Ward 
  • Forces and Machines by Sinclair MacLeod 
  • Machines by Fred MacLeod 
  • Simple Machines by Rae Bains  
  • Make it Work Machines by David Glover 
  • Levers by Chris Ollerenshaw and Pat Triggs 
  • The Big Book of Things That Go by Chris Ollerenshaw and Pat Triggs 
  • Tools by Venice Shone
  • The Toolbox by Anne and Harlow Rockwell 
  • Toolbox by Gail Gibbons 
  • Bikes by Gail Gibbons 
  • Things That Go by Gail Gibbons 
  • Flight by Robert Burleigh 
Invention Topics  
  • Samuel Tood's Book of Great Inventions by E.L. Koingsburg 
  • Be an Inventor by Barbara Taylor  
  • Bicycle Man by Allen Say 
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  • Doctor DeSoto by William Steig
  • Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Littles and the Trash Tinies by John Peterson
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Book of Foolish Machinery by Donna Luge Pape 
  • The Real McCoy by Wendy Towle
  Teacher Materials and References
  • Bosak, S.V. (1991).  Science Is: A Source Book of Fascinating of Facts, Projects, and Activities.  Canada: Scholastic. 
  • Brummett, D.C. (1995).  Destinations in Science: Bike Shop.  Menlo Park CA: Addison- Wesley Publishing Company. 
  • Paull, D. & Paull, J. (1982). Simple Mechanics. England: Ladybird Books. 
  • Sands, S. (1997).  Wheelbarrows, Fireworks, and Water Clocks.  Kids Discover: Ancient China. 12-13. 
  • Sands, S. (1993). Master Builders. Kids Discover:  Pyramids. 8-9.
  Web Links
Bill Nye Episode Guide: SIMPLE MACHINES 
Activities and resources related to the Bill Nye television episode on simple machines. 

Career Guidance Outreach Module - Simple Machines  
Suggested activities for demonstrating the advantage of simple machines. 

"inQuiry Almanack" - Spotlighting Simple Machines"  
A variety of information and online demonstrations of simple machines. 

InventorsToolbox: The Elements of Machines  
Highlights the role of simple machines as parts in more complex machinery. 

Marvelous Machines  
A series of experiments about simple machines: levers, wheels and inclined planes. 

Simple Machines  
From a Utah school, basic information about and illustrations of simple machines. 

Simple Machines  
Created by two students, this site provides information in text and graphics about levers and gears. 

Simple Machines for Kids  
Basic information about simple machines with illustrations. 

Simple Machines Introduction Page  
A collection of projects about simple machines done by elementary students. 

Simple Machines-- Past and Today  
Experiments, illustrations, and links to Internet resources on simple machines 

Wade Fife's Physics Page: Simple Machines!  
Basic information about simple machines, why they are efficient and how much efficiency they can add. 
Work is Simple with Simple Machines 
Classroom activities, resources, and more about simple machines.  
 This integrated unit was prepared by teachers of the:
Henry County Public Schools
396 Tomlinson Street
McDonough, Georgia 30253
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 Updated 7/28/98