Simple Machines at Casey Farm

What can we learn from machines on the farm?

At Casey Farm or Your Site

This program is the perfect complement to your GEMS-net or KITES-based Simple Machines unit. At Casey Farm or your site, students work with levers, pulleys, screws, and other simple machines as they have been used by New England families over the last 350 years.


Program Details

Available weekdays, September through April. Designed for Grade 2, but can be adapted for Grades 1 – 8. Program lasts 1.5 hours. Limited to 50 students per program.

Cost at Casey Farm: $9 per student

Cost at Your Site: $125 for one program, $200 for two same-day programs, $275 for three same-day programs. For schools outside of North Kingstown, mileage is charged $1/mile.

Type of Program: Field Trips

Related Topics: Colonial Life, Farming

Curriculum Links

Simple Machinesconnects to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, adopted in Rhode Island in 2010, as follows (page numbers from Common Core document linked below):

Grades 1 and 2

Grade 3

View full Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy

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