Motorbikes: Machines at Work


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
Motorbikes have an engine that provides fuel to travel forward. A rider steers a motorbike by turning its handlebars to go around corners. The right hand grip on a motorbike’s handle is called a throttle. When the throttle is turned, the engine works harder and sends more power to the rear wheel, which makes the motorbike go faster. In case they crash, motorbike riders wear protective clothing, such as padded leather gloves, crash helmet, motorcycle boots with steel toecaps, and knee sliders. Motorbikes are used for motocross competitions, where competitors ride laps around a short, bumpy dirt and mud course. Other motorbikes are raced on tracks covered with smooth surfaces. Some motorbikes have racks bolted to the frame for boxes and bags to be attached for carrying loads. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778774808
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Motorbikes on the move 4

Engine power 6

Steering 8

Speeding up 10

Riding safely 12

Off-road riding 14

Motorbike racing 16

Carrying loads 18

Emergency bikes 20

Quiz 22

Glossary 23

Further information and Index 24

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