Put Inclined Planes to the Test

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What do staircases, dump truck beds, and ramps have in common? All of them are inclined planes! Inclined planes are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But don't take our word for it. Put inclined planes to the test with the fun experiments you'll find in this book.

As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on a key science question-How Do Simple Machines Work? Hands-on experiments, interesting ...

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Overview

What do staircases, dump truck beds, and ramps have in common? All of them are inclined planes! Inclined planes are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But don't take our word for it. Put inclined planes to the test with the fun experiments you'll find in this book.

As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on a key science question-How Do Simple Machines Work? Hands-on experiments, interesting photos, and useful diagrams will help you find the answer!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
Machines make work easier. Those which have many moving parts such as trains and cars are known as complicated machines, and those which have few moving parts are defined as simple machines. The latter include inclined planes, levers, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels and axles. The Contents page shows the scope of the information in the five chapters which address: Work, Machines, What is an Inclined Plane?, Gravity and Friction, and Inclined Planes are Everywhere. The text and vivid photographs define the characteristics of inclined planes using examples such as staircases, dump truck beds, and ramps. Sidebars on each photograph explain a related scientific concept while hands-on experiments show these concepts. Relevant books and websites are listed under the heading, "Learn More about Simple Machines." The glossary defines machinery-related terms while an index provides easy navigation through the text. This book is part of the six-book "Searchlight Series" which address how simple machines work. Other books include Put Wheels and Axles to the Test, Put Levers to the Test, Put Pulleys to the Test, Put Screws to the Test, and Put Wedges to the Test. These books address the basic concepts of physics such as work, force, gravity, and friction, and will engage young readers, especially boys. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761378655
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Series: How Do Simple Machines Work? Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,428,098
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Roseann Feldmann earned her B.A. degree in biology, chemistry, and education at the College of St. Francis and her M.S. in education from Northern Illinois University. As an educator, she has been a classroom teacher, college instructor, curriculum author, and administrator. She currently serves as the principal at St. Peter School, an elementary school in Geneva, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Work 4

Chapter 2 Machines 10

Chapter 3 What is an Inclined Plane? 14

Chapter 4 Gravity and Friction 24

Chapter 5 Inclined Planes are Everywhere 34

Glossary 38

Learn More about Simple Machines 39

Index 40

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