“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.

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.