Students have been developing their thinking skills (one of the approaches to learning) on how to acquire, comprehend and synthesize knowledge. They have been practicing these through learning about the six simple machines and how they make work easier. The students completed their research, made posters and then the class used their (the expert groups) research to deepen their own understandings of pulleys, levers, wedges, wheels and axels, screws and inclined planes.
Using the design cycle, students applied their understanding of scientific principles to create and innovate various machines.
Students then showed their complete pieces to the class. Each one spoke confidently as they showcased their simple or complex machines.