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STC-Secondary™: Working with Motors and Simple Machines Student Guide eBook, Pack of 32

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Grades 6-10. The invention of machines has had a profound impact on human history. Machines, both simple and complex, have been used for many purposes, from making our lives easier to waging war. Students encounter many kinds of machines each day, including some that use motors. In Working with Motors and Simple Machines, students learn about 3 simple machines (inclined plane, pulley, and lever) and how these machines reduce the effort force needed to do work. Students also explore motors and how they function. Students are challenged to combine their knowledge of motors and machines to design a system that lifts a heavy load.

STC-Secondary™ is a 16-unit, inquiry-centered middle school science curriculum developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC). Each STC-Secondary™ unit provides opportunities for students to experience scientific phenomena firsthand. A comprehensive, research-based curriculum, STC-Secondary™ is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards*.

Designed to enhance the teaching of the Science and Technology Concepts Program in the classroom, the STC Student eGuide allows students and teachers 24/7 access to their STC-Secondary content. Access for 32 students per year for 60 months.

*Next Generation Science Standards® is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.


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