Simple machines

by Rissman, Rebecca,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 621.8 R497
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 621.8 R497
Sewickley Public Library Easy Readers J 621.8 RIS 2014 XXX
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Easy Readers
Call Number  J 621.8 RIS 2014 XXX
This amazing book utilizes real-size photographs to teach young learners about simple machines. Instead of explaining in words alone how machines look and function, this book conveys information about scale, proportion, and use with accurately-sized photographs. Simple, leveled text helps readers access this information and build vocabulary.
Simple machines
Wheel and axle
Inclined plane
Real size surprise!
Picture glossary.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There is no shortage of youth titles on simple machines, but this one benefits from the publisher's clean, elegant, tried-and-true format of devoting two-thirds of each page to a vibrant, highly relevant photo, while using the remaining third for one or two very short sentences. Rissman begins with declarative statements: Machines are tools. Machines make work easier. Simple, yes, but the two accompanying photos will immediately open minds: one of an egg beater, the other of a massive construction crane. Then begins the roll-out of the basic machines: lever, wheel and axle, inclined plane, screw, pulley, and wedge. What makes this book part of the Real Size Science series is that many of the photos are stamped Real Size and feature the object a crowbar, inline skates, a water bottle at a realistic dimension. This addition is not especially useful, but it does add a point of interest. A picture glossary concludes.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Rissman, Rebecca. Real size science.
Subjects Machinery -- Juvenile literature.
Machinery -- Pictorial works.
Publisher Chicago, Illinois :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 24 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 21 cm.
ISBN 9781432978778
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