Lesson Plan

Force, Motion, & Primitive Technologies

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Subject:
Physical Science
National/State Standards:
Utah State Science Core Curriculum Topics, Standard Three: Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and the resulting motion of that object.
Keywords:
simple machines, gravity, friction, stone tools, fire making

Overview

Students explore different types of simple machines by examining ancient technologies. Students examine different types of levers using digging sticks and throwing atlatls. They discover how wheels and axles were used to make fire, and how rock wedges can become useful tools.