What Kinds of Machines Use Motors? - 1st Grade

Today we looked at a machine that uses two motors to move a small platform side-to-side and can move a sheet of paper or plastic forwards and backwards. We put a pen in the machine and found that we could get the machine to draw on paper for us. We then put a knife in the machine and found that we could cut vinyl with it. 

Every student used the stickers we made in class to decorate an envelope. Students then discussed how the shapes, sizes and colors on their envelope compared with each other. Later we will use this tool do decorate the machines we are making.