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Min Makes a Machine

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Min Makes a Machine

by Emily Arnold McCully
Illustrator(s): Emily Arnold McCully
Hardcover | Pages : 32
Size: 8 x 10 | USD $14.99
ISBN: 9780823439706 | Pub Date: 2018-07-17

Grade: | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Paperback, Ebook

About the Book

One very hot day, Min, a budding engineer, builds a machine that draws water from a well and into a swimming pool. Min wants to play, but Ann and Bess say it's too hot. Using a pipe, a tube, and some glue, Min makes an Archimedes screw, a device that draws water, to get water from a well into a swimming pool. This book has the same characters as 3, 2, 1 , Go! in which Min builds a catapult.


"This pachyderm’s predilection for problem solving will delight readers who will want to try this for themselves. Sure to be popular for STEM lessons and a good addition for most collections."—School Library Journal

"The controlled text and lively watercolor illustrations will engage young readers learning to independently decode text and just might inspire some to build their own machines, too. STEAM-y early-reader fun."—Kirkus Reviews

MIN MAKES A MACHINE Lesson Plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards