Simple Machines

Simple Machines

Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys

Book - 2015
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Kids use simple machines every day without realizing it. Teeth are wedges and so are knives, forks, and thumbtacks. 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 planes, and more, and explain how they work. This lively introduction to physics will get kids excited about how simple machines simplify our lives.
Publisher: New York :, Holiday House,, 2015, ©2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780823433094
Branch Call Number: J 621. 8 ADL
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Raff, Anna - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Wheels, levers, and pulleys


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Oct 03, 2017

Excellent review of Simple Machines for curriculum requirements and just plain fun! Discover how our teeth and slides are simple machines along with many other examples. The descriptions are easy to understand with entertaining illustrations.

Jul 12, 2016

My kids are 4 and 5, and they loved this book! At times they were telling me terms before I got the chance to read them from the page. They started grabbing nearby toys and demonstrating the concepts as we read. This is a great book, even for younger kids who might not understand all the concepts yet.

Apr 10, 2015

This is a good book; however, unless your child already has a brain that understands mechanics, I believe it would be better suited to a child of 6+ years (rather than 4-8 as the synopsis recommends).

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Apr 10, 2015

IrishMoon thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over


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