Simple Machines
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Simple Machines

Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys

by David A. Adler
Illustrator(s): Anna Raff
Paperback | Pages: 32
Size: 9 X 11 | USD: $7.99
ISBN: 9780823435722
Publication Date: January 30, 2016
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: M
Themes: David A. Adler, Science & Nature, Technology And Computers
Recommendations: A,K

About the Book

This lively introduction to physics will get kids excited about how simple machines simplify our lives.

Kids use simple machines every day without realizing it. Teeth are wedges and so are knives, forks, and thumbtacks. Many toys such as slides, which are inclined planes, and seesaws, which are levers, are also simple machines. Two appealing kids and their comical cat introduce levers, wheels, pulleys, inclined plains, and more, and explain how they work.

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SIMPLE MACHINES: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys

Simple machines are all around us. How many can you find?

“Children will be drawn to the depictions of the machines in familiar situations such as turning on a water faucet or playing on a seesaw. The charming illustrations, featuring children, adults, and even a cat, enhance the impact of the message by depicting a small community going about their lives and using simple machines to make work easier.”