Hosted by: Watson’s Mill | Moulin Watson

Simple Machines

Explore the use of simple machines and how they make our everyday lives easier. Watson’s Mill is filled with levers, inclined planes, wheels & axles.

Explore the use of simple machines and how they make our everyday lives easier. Watson’s Mill is filled with levers, inclined planes, wheels & axles, wedges, pulleys, and screws. together we will get our hands dirty figuring out how these machines make Watson’s Mill work.

Participants are split into groups and rotate through activity-based stations that look at each type of simple machine as well as the different types of effort/energy that can make simple machines work. The program is concluded with a simple machine scavenger hunt and craft.

https://watsonsmill.com/programs/school-programs/

Education Value and Curriculum Connections:

Appropriate for Grades 2-4. Program language and activities adjusted for grade-level

  • Grade 2 – Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Movement
  • Grade 3 – Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Forces Causing Movement
  • Grade 4 – Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Pulleys and Gears

 

Format

In Person

Duration

Customizable, depending on the class preference and time it takes to get to the site, usually between 10am and 1-2pm

Language

English, Français

Fee

$ 5 per student with adult supervisors free