Learning about machines and forces is easier for students when they can see the real life applications of these concepts. My favorite way to show students these applications is by taking them on field trips to factories. My kids have seen machines at a candy making factory, a furniture factory and the US Bureau of Printing and Engraving. During each field trip, we keep track of our learning on this simple Factory Field Trip Checklist which you can download for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Free Factory Field Trip Activity Sheet
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Educator, blogger, mom, fulltime RVer. As an educator, Heidi has taught 1st through 5th grade in both US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. Heidi has taught in the US and Morocco, both with high ELL populations and has even spent a few years homeschooling her own three sons in a multilingual program. She shares the knowledge and insight she has gained from her diverse teaching career on the teaching blog Raki's Rad Resources.
Starting in 2014, Heid moved her family of 5 moved into their RV to make adventuring a bigger part of their lives. You can follow that adventure at RVing with the Raki's.