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Making Machines with Ramps and Wedges

Making Machines with Ramps and Wedges

by Chris Oxlade


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A hands-on approach introduces young scientists to ramps and wedges. Science theory and practical, fun projects teach the physics and the technology behind this simple machine. Important science curriculum is explained through historical and contemporary examples of ramps and wedges. Step-by-step projects range from the simple to the more challenging.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410968081
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: Simple Machine Projects
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

Table of Contents

What Are Ramps and Wedges? 4

How Wedges Work 6

The Power of Wedges 8

Sharp and Blunt 10

Moving Materials 12

Pushing Air Aside 14

How Ramps Work 16

Going Down Ramps 18

Moving Up Ramps 20

Ramps and Wedges in History 24

Ramps and Wedges in Complex Machines 26

Facts and Fun 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32


This book features step-by-step instructions of practical projects, with specially shot photos

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