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A force is a push or a pull. Forces differ in their strength. All motion (change in position or direction) is caused by force. Forces may have different names, for example, friction, gravity, electromagnetic, and centrifugal force.

Simple, compound, or complex machines are devices that help make the work easier by changing the size and/or direction of the force that is applied. There are six simple machines – inclined plane, wedge, screw, lever, pulley, and wheel-and-axle. Simple machines can be combined in all kinds of ways to create the machines we use everyday.

The science skills emphasized in Nature’s Forces Simple Machines are collecting data, manipulating, constructing models, observing, and predicting.

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More About CABOCES

Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.

Contact Information

BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621

http://www.caboces.org

http://www.mstkits.org

http://www.nyreal.org

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Education > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

force friction gravity centrifugal force electromagnetic simple compound complex machines inclined plane wedge screw lever pulley and wheel-and-

Language:

English

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Update Standards?

SCI.6.8.E: Science

investigate how inclined planes and pulleys can be used to change the amount of force to move an object.

SCI.7.7.A: Science

contrast situations where work is done with different amounts of force to situations where no work is done such as moving a box with a ramp and without a ramp, or standing still;

SCI.7.7.C: Science

demonstrate and illustrate forces that affect motion in everyday life such as emergence of seedlings, turgor pressure, and geotropism.
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