Explore simple machines!

by Yasuda, Anita.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Children's STEM JUV 621.8 YAS
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j TJ147.Y29 2011x
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 621.8 Y26
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 621.8 YASUD
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Summary

From zippers to the Pyramids, rolling pins to catapults, we are surrounded by simple machines. This book will amaze kids with the ingenuity they already possess and inspire them to look differently at the objects they use everyday.

Explore Simple Machines! With 25 Great Projects introduces kids to the concept of "mechanical advantage," and harnesses kid-power by inviting them to build machines of their own design. It opens their eyes to the diversity of machines in their lives, and sparks the imagination with challenge, humor, and achievable projects.

Explore Simple Machines! dedicates a chapter to each of the six simple machines that were identified centuries ago: levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels & axles. Kids will develop analytical skills as they figure out where force is applied and what kind of work it generates.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This new entry in the Explore Your World series introduces the six simple machines in enough detail to include worm gears, all three kinds of levers, compound pulleys, and unusual examples such as boats (a type of wedge) and canal locks (an inclined plane). Yasuda writes in particularly clear, simple language and intersperses her explanations with historical notes, jokes that even the target audience will find laughably lame ( What did the apple say to the wedge? You split me up! ), and 25 easy projects or demonstrations constructed from common materials. She also repeatedly urges readers to spot and classify the simple machines that are all around, encourages the use of a science notebook, and closes her discourse with descriptions of what inventors and engineers do. Illustrated with simple black-and-white cartoons and capped with well-considered lists of print and other resources, this makes a serviceable, hands-on guide to the topic.--Peters, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Explore your world! (White River Junction, Vt.)
Subjects Simple machines -- Juvenile literature.
Simple machines.
Publisher White River Junction, VT : Chicago, IL :Nomad Press ;2011
[Distributed by] Independent Publishers Group,
Contributors Stone, Bryan (Bryan A.), illustrator.
Audience 006-009.
Language English
Description 92 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 89) and index.
ISBN 9781936313822 (pbk.)
1936313820 (pbk.)
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