Simple Machines

Simple Machines

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Machines help make work easier, like when you need to lift something heavy or reach way up high. There are six simple machines: the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the ramp, the wedge, and the screw. Can you adjust a seesaw to lift an elephant? What happens when you combine two or more simple machines? Read and find out!

With colorful illustrations and engaging text, Simple Machines will delight young readers who love figuring out how things work. Featuring rich vocabulary bolded throughout the text, this book also includes a glossary and a find out more section with a lever experiment and web research prompts. Both the text and the artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062321480
006232148X
Branch Call Number: J 621.8
Characteristics: 37 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Lowery, Mike 1980-- Illustrator

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pattyjkelly
Apr 24, 2019

This is a great introduction to basic machines for the little engineers in your life. Ward and Lowery are an excellent team to bring the everyday tools to life for to young readers. It also makes a fun read-along experience for mom and child. Loved it! Even my engineer husband got a kick out it.

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DebfromWStPaul
Jan 18, 2019

This book was so helpful in introducing the concept of simple machines to my kindergartener! The illustrations were relatable to her. We’ll probably check this one out again, to review next year.

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