God's Design for the Physical World--Machines and Motion

by Debbie and Richard Lawrence Author

The biblically based "Gods Design for the Physical World" series was designed by homeschoolers for homeschoolers! Machines & Motion explores mechanical forces, simple machines, kinematics, dynamics, circular & periodic motion, and the use of machines while teaching about simple machines, such as levers and inclined planes, and the laws of motion. Designed for grades 3-8, full-color photos, diagrams, illustrations, special features and fun facts make learning about every aspect of science fun, while key concepts are continually reinforced and explored through chapter review and activities. Color-coded by age group, chapter reviews are separated for 3rd-5th grade and 6th-8th grade students to quickly find their assignments. This easy-to-use curriculum is ideal for anyone who wants to teach earth & space science from a God-centered, creationist point of view. This is one student book of three in the "Gods Design for the Physical World" Series; each contains 35 lessons with one final project to merge all the lessons together. At the pace of 3 lessons a week (approximately 30-45 minutes each), you can cover the 3-book series (other books sold separately) within a year. 122 partially reproducible pages, softcover with glossary and index. Grades 3-8. NKJV Scripture used.

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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
5th - 8th
R & D Educational Center


  • 1 Introduction to Mechanical Energy
  • 2 Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • 3 Conservation of Energy
  • 4 Conservation of Momentum; Perpetual Motion
  • 5 Force
  • 6 Friction
  • 7 Work
  • 8 Power; quiz
  • 9 Simple Machines; Archimedes
  • 10 Inclined Planes
  • 11 Wedges and Screws
  • 12 Levers
  • 13 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Levers
  • 14 Wheels and Axles
  • 15 Gears
  • 16 Pulleys; quiz
  • 17 Kinematics
  • 18 Speed and Velocity
  • 19 Acceleration
  • 20 Theoery of Relativity; Albert Einstein; quiz
  • 21 1st Law of Motion
  • 22 2nd Law of Motion
  • 23 3rd Law of Motion
  • 24 Gravity
  • 25 Falling Bodies
  • 26 Center of Mass; Quiz
  • 27 Circular Motion
  • 28 Motion of the Planets; Johannes Kepler
  • 29 Periodic Motion
  • 30 Pendulums; Christian Huygens
  • 31 Machines in History
  • 32 Machines in Nature
  • 33 Modern Machines
  • 34 Using Simple Machines--Project
  • 35 Conclusion; Unit Test

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