Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys

Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823435722
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/30/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 325,291
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler is the author of many children's books, such as Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra and Fractions, Decimals and Percents. He lives in New York.

Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator of many children's books. She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and lives in New York City.

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Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Why I liked this book- This is a rather cool nonfiction book. It shows you everyday examples of the simple machines, and how they work. For example, did you know that our teeth are wedges, and that a mountain road can be an inclined plane? There are also really nice illustrations that show what is going on clearly. The book clearly explains simple machines in a kid-friendly way. This book is a great read-aloud for young kids. I really love this book, and would recommend it for a class project. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Yvonne_M More than 1 year ago
If you teach physical science and the concepts of work/motion, this book will compliment your teaching. Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys would make for an informative read aloud for grades K-2 but is best used in an upper elementary classroom or middle school science class. The illustrations tell their own story of two boys, a parent and cat that go about their daily life and the encounters they have with wheels, levers and pulleys. The text however is a sound teaching tool.  • The vocabulary: wedge, incline plane/ramp, lever, friction, wheel and axle, gears and pulleys are explained in practical ways.  • Examples that are used come from encounters most students would have in their everyday lives. Leading these examples to ones students could try in the classroom. • The labels added to the illustrations explain how force can change directions. Giving students a concrete visual to understand each concept. I can’t wait to share this book with the third and eighth grade teams of teachers and in our district that teach these concepts. Using this book is another way to combine literacy and the content areas.  5 stars!