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Beautifully baked into our free, printable simple machines worksheets is the fact that in life we are increasingly at the mercy of machines, simple or complex, and therefore we must equip ourselves to identify each machine that we encounter every day as a lever, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, wheel and axle, or screw. As you get rolling with our simple machines worksheets pdf, watch the little engineers frantically sort mechanical devices into one of the six types of simple machines, label machines as simple or complex, and match pictures of simple machines to the names of their type.

Our worksheets on the simple machines are ideal for grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5.

NGSS: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3, 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2

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Identifying the Six Simple Machines

Not only does this simple machines worksheet work well as an instant pick-me-up for the thriving scientists in 3rd grade and 4th grade, it charmingly illustrates the characteristics of each simple machine type.

Identifying the Six Simple Machines

Simple Machines Matching

This printable simple machines worksheet, where the task is for the grade 3 children to match each simple machine to an example by drawing a line, will get the quiet machine enthusiasts splendidly eloquent.

Simple Machines Matching

Simple Machines at Home

While we push staples through pieces of paper in order to fasten them together nearly every day, little do we realize we are making a simple machine, a lever to be specific, work hard. Identify each object and write which simple machine it is.

Simple Machines at Home

Sorting Simple Machines

When you prod the cake with your fork, the simple machine in action is a wedge. When you go down a slide at a park, the simple machine whose industry you owe a debt of gratitude to is an inclined plane. Sort the machines into one of the 6 types.

Sorting Simple Machines

Simple and Complex Machines

Watch children in 4th grade and 5th grade flit between the simplicity and complexity of machines. The car, with its engine and four wheels has to be a complex machine. The shovel, consisting of a square metal attached to a handle, is a simple machine.

Simple and Complex Machines

Simple Machines Vocabulary | Cut and Glue

The reason why this cut and glue pdf for grade 4 and grade 5 is a sure scene-stealer is it defines each simple machine as simply as could be. Instruct the child to cut each simple-machine picture and glue it beside the description that best matches.

Simple Machines Vocabulary | Cut and Glue