Cars: Machines at Work

Cars: Machines at Work

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by Crabtree Publishing
     
 

This fast-moving series teaches kids the basics of how different kinds of machines work. High-impact photographs give closeup looks at different machine parts.

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This fast-moving series teaches kids the basics of how different kinds of machines work. High-impact photographs give closeup looks at different machine parts.

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Children's Literature - Tina Chan
Cars can be seen driving on the streets. Each one is able to move forward because of an engine that burns fuel. A car starts when the driver uses a key to start the engine. The steering wheel helps the driver move the vehicle in the desired direction. Pressing a foot pedal called an accelerator makes the car go faster. To slow down or stop, the brake pedal is pressed. The brake pads press on a disk inside each wheel, which rubs the pads on the disk to create friction. This slows down the wheels. When a car is designed, it must be tested for safety. Testing takes place in a testing lab to see how a car will protect its driver and passengers. Crash test dummies are used to see how they will move around during a crash. Large, vivid, age-appropriate color photographs correspond with the text and enhance understanding. A glossary features words that may be unfamiliar to readers. Includes a quiz, a list of further resources, and an index. Reviewer: Tina Chan AGERANGE: Ages 6 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778774792
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/15/2012
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
852,442
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
NC930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Cars: Machines at Work 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a book about how cars work for my 8 year old. This book is very basic and does not explain (on a kid level) how cars work at all. It's basically just a book with pictures of cars. I think the age range should be adjusted to 3-5 years old. I returned the book at my local B&N store.