by Chris Oxlade


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Wheels by Chris Oxlade

How do wheels work? Why are doorknobs shaped like wheels? Why do buses have big steering wheels? For the answers to these and many other questions, read ‘Wheels’. Find out why cars have rubber tires. Learn about a kind of wheel called a gear. Discover how wheels can be used to measure lengths. This book describes what wheels are and how they work, different types of wheels and their uses, and other facts about wheels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484636381
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Useful Machines
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.69(w) x 8.69(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 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 Is a Wheel? 4

What Does a Wheel Do? 6

Parts of a Wheel 8

How a Wheel Works 10

Wheels for Moving 12

Wheels for Transportation 14

Making Wheels Torn 16

Wheels for Rolling 18

More Useful Wheels 20

Wheels in Machines 22

Gear Wheels 24

Gear Wheels in Machines 26

Amazing Wheel Facts 28

Glossary 30

More Books to Read 32

Index 32

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