“Simple Tools” Technology Grade 5-7


Simple Tools is a 4- page literacy and technology pack. Text discusses several simple tools. Includes a classification activity, language tasks, and finding simple tools within a compound tool.


Simple Tools

Simple Tools is a technology and literacy unit that explains a number of simple tools: wheel, lever, wheel and axle, wedge and pulley.

Introduces new words.

Tasks on soft and hard g ,
plurals –ey words, such as pulley.
Changing verbs to nouns,

comparative and superlative adjectives, eg hard, harder, hardest.
A practical task included.

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Anyone can teach using this off-the-shelf lesson. Suitable up to Year 8.  Can be used in any teaching situation. Free to make copies for teaching purposes.