Young Builders Explore Simple Machines

Young Builders Explore Simple Machines photo

Third-graders at Accompsett Elementary School recently learned about making simple machines in a Project Lead the Way lesson, a hands-on STEM-based program.

The third-graders worked in groups of three where one student navigated with the iPad, one student organized the pieces and another assembled the product. The students used the apps to guide them to building and creating their own inclined planes. They also created a “load” to test their inclined planes. The students ended the activity by sharing their creations, explaining their build process and demonstrating how to use the inclined plane.