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Simple Machines

Simple Machines

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Overview

Read and find out about six simple machines—the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the ramp, the wedge, and the screw—in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Machines help make work easier, like when you need to lift something heavy or reach way up high. Can you adjust a seesaw to lift an elephant? What happens when you combine two or more simple machines? Read and find out out in the proven winner Simple Machines!

This clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom, uses clear explanations and simple, fun diagrams to explain how machines work. This book also includes a glossary and a find out more section with a lever experiment.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062321473
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Let's Read and Find Out Science Series: Level 2
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 160,771
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

D. J. Ward is a high school science teacher who also writes science books for children. His titles include Exploring Mars, Materials Science, and, in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, How a City Works and What Happens to Our Trash? He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.


Mike Lowery has illustrated numerous children's books, including the Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides series and What Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich. A professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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