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1. Investigate the Facts
2. Observe & Record
3. Report Your Findings
4. Read Sample Reports
2. Observe & Record
Find and observe one simple machine that's used in your home, school, or community. Print out this page and answer the questions below. When you're done taking notes on this form, write your report.
Simple Machines Observation Sheet Your Name:  __
1. What object did you find?

2. What type of simple machine is it? If your object is made up of more than one simple machine, list all of them.


3. How can you tell what type of simple machine your object is?


4. How does this simple machine make a job easier?


5. There is always a "trade off" of effort with simple machines. Explain what you're "trading off" to get the job done more easily with this simple machine.


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