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FREE Simple Machines Booklet Activity

If you are working on teaching simple machines for kids, you will love these handy simple machines worksheets that turn into a cute simple machines booklet. The mini book containes pictures of simple machines and information about the lever, wedge, screw, pulley, inclined plane, and wheel and axle. This quick, free printable simple machine activity is a great way to help kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders learn about these common, useful inventions. Simply print simple machines pdf and you are ready to play and learn!

If you are working on teaching simple machines for kids, you will love these handy simple machines worksheets that turn into a cute simple machines booklet. The mini book containes pictures of simple machines and information about the lever, wedge, screw, pulley, inclined plane, and wheel and axle. This quick, free printable simple machine activity is a great way to help kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders learn about these common, useful inventions. Simply print simple machines pdf and you are ready to play and learn!

Simple Machines for Kids

If you are looking for a fun, simple way to teach simple machines for kids this free printable mini book is perfect! This simple machine worksheets are in black and white for kids to color if they wish and save on printer ink costs.  SImply fold following the instructions and you have a handy reference with information about the 6 simple machines including a deffinition and picture. This resources is perfect for kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students.  Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love using this resources in your simple machine unit, as a pocket guide, with a simple machines scavenger hunt, or as a science reader for kids.

Simple machines worksheet

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Simple Machines Booklet for Homeschool Science Kindergarten-5th grade

Simple machines booklet

This simple to make mini book with help introduce or reinforce the six simple machines.

  1. Pulley is a simple machine with one or more grooved wheels connected by a rope. Examples include: flagpole, window blinds, sails on a ship, etc.
  2. Wheel and axle is a moveabl simple machine centered on a fix point. Examples inclue: car wheel, ferris, wheel, door knob, steering wheel, etc.
  3. Inclined Plane is a flat surface with one edge raised highter than the other. Examples include: skate board ramp, car ramp, wheelchair ramp, etc.
  4. Screw is a specialized simple machine that is used to raise and lower things as well as hold things together. Examples include: screw, bottle lid, drill, etc.
  5. Wedge is an inclined plane that is thick at one end and tapers to a point on the other, often used to seperate things. Examples include: scissors, door stop, boat, etc.
  6. Lever bar used for raising or moving weights centered on a fulcrum. Examples include: seesaw, scale, oars, door handle, wheelbarrow.

To make each book all you need is to print one page in black and white. Kids can color in the simple machines throughout the book if they like. It is then cleverly folded to make a pocket size mini book.

simple machines printables

Pictures of simple machines

simple machine pulley page in free printable book

The simple machine mini book includes: 

              • what the 6 simple machines are
              • a picture of each simple machine to help kids visualize it
              • a definition of each simple machine
              • examples of all 6 simple machines
              • review of the 6 simple machines

 

Different types of simple machines

Take a peak at how to make this simple, printable mini book and what’s inside in this short video:
I Spy Simple Machines simple machines inclined planes  FREE Simple Machines Game Are you learning about simple machines for kids? These no-prep, free printable simple machines worksheets are a handy way to review what students have learned. Use these simple machines worksheet pages to review and assess what kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students have learned. There are various different choices of simple machine worksheet for learning about pulley, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge, screw, and pulleys. Simply print the simple machines at home worksheet and you are ready to go!

Simple Machines Activities

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

5 Comments

  • Beth,
    Thank you for sharing this great little book. During our preschool summer camp we are lucky to have an engineer come in once a week and introduce children to simple machines. The engineer and his company donate his time and your book will be a fun and educational addition to our enrichment program:)

  • Thank you for this free resource! My kids are gonna love this cute pocket book. I teach at a small (11 students) non profit nature school (K-4 currently) where money is tight or non existent. I’m just starting a unit on simple machines and this is PERFECT!!

  • Thank you Beth! We are on lockdown in the UK at the moment and my 8 year old really wants to use the extra time at home to learn more about engineering. We are going to use this book alongside some of the activities you’ve posted on your blog.

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