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Books in How Simple Machines Work series

  • Simple Machines Pulley

    Jeff Barger

    Hardcover (Discovery Library, Jan. 25, 2019)
    In Simple Machines: Pulley, young learners in grades 1–3 will explore what a pulley system is and why it is so useful. This 24-page title uses real-world examples of simple machine mechanisms and explains how these feats of engineering can make daily work less difficult to complete. The Simple Machines series for grades 1–3 explains how basic mechanical devices, that are used for applying a force, can help make daily tasks much easier. Featuring before- and after-reading activities, a glossary, an index, and comprehension questions, this series helps young learners strengthen their reading comprehension skills while also introducing them to some of the most commonly used simple machines
  • Levers

    Katie Marsico, Reginald Butler

    Library Binding (Childs World Inc, Aug. 1, 2012)
    Presents a look at levers, explaining how these simple machines work and describing some common examples, such as crowbars, that have been used throughout history.
  • Trucks

    Terry Jennings

    Paperback (Creative Co, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Describes in detail how the engines, gears, and controls of semitrailer trucks and specialized trucks work.
  • Doing Work With Simple Machines Set

    Ronald Machut

    Paperback (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 15, 2019)
    Simple machines help make difficult tasks easier for humans and they're all around us. The books in this series explain what simple machines are and explore the roles that simple machines have in our everyday lives. Each book provides a number of examples of each type of simple machine and where to find them. This series explores how forces and motion affect the tasks we have to complete and how simple machines work to make doing these tasks easier. Accessible language helps readers understand the complex subject matter. Features include: Fact boxes supplement the information presented in the main text. Full-color photographs show what each kind of simple machine looks like. STEM concepts presented in the text support the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Pulleys

    Michael Dahl

    Library Binding (Capstone Press, Sept. 1, 1996)
    Describes many different kinds, uses, and benefits of pulleys. Provides examples of pulleys by showing a flagpole, a ski lift, a crane, and a drawbridge.
  • Springs

    David Glover

    Paperback (Heinemann, May 8, 2006)
    How are a jack-in-the-box, door lock, and umbrella alike? How can a spring help you weigh a fish you've just caught? How can springs help you get somewhere on time? What kind of spring can lift you in the air? This book shows you how different kinds of these simple machines are all around you to make your work and play easier.
  • Wedges

    Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad

    Library Binding (Capstone Press, Jan. 1, 2018)
    Learn about how a wedge works! Beginner readers and budding young scientists will love learning about using simple machines in everyday situations. Along the way, readers will be supported by expertly leveled text, a strong text-photo match and appropriate text load. Readers will be excited to dig in and learn all about simple machines and basic physics concepts.
  • Wheels

    David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout

    Library Binding (Rourke Educational Media, Aug. 1, 2009)
    Clear Definitions Supported By Everyday Examples And Easy Hands-On Activities Introduce Young Scientists To Wheels.
  • Aircraft

    Ian Graham

    Paperback (Creative Co, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Looks at a range of the world's vehicles, with explanations of how they work.
  • Ramps and Wedges

    David Glover

    Library Binding (Heinemann, May 5, 2006)
    How are a water slide and a ski jump alike? Why is pushing something along a ramp much easier than lifting it in the air? Why do skis zigzag down a hill? How can a simple wedge stop an airplane? This book answers these questions and shows you how different kinds of these two simple machines are all around you to make your work and play easier.
  • Inclined Planes

    John Hudson Tiner

    Library Binding (Smart Apple Media, Aug. 1, 2002)
    Discusses inclined planes and the ways in which they are used.
  • Emergency Vehicles

    Ian Graham

    Hardcover (Franklin Watts Ltd, Nov. 13, 2008)
    A fun packed six book series full of clear diagrams, colourful illustrations, superb photographs and easy-to-read engaging text