South Carolina Standards
SC.6-5. Conservation of Energy: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the law of conservation of energy and the properties of energy and work. (Physical Science)
6-5.6. Recognize that energy is the ability to do work (force exerted over a distance).
6-5.7. Explain how the design of simple machines (including levers, pulleys, and inclined planes) helps reduce the amount of force required to do work.
6-5.8. Illustrate ways that simple machines exist in common tools and in complex machines.
SC.CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
RST.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.