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Books in Simple Machines at Work series

  • Rescue Helicopters

    Cynthia Roberts

    Library Binding (The Childs World Inc, Jan. 1, 2007)
    Introduces rescue helicopters, describing their function, parts, how they work, how they are used, and who works on them.
  • Fire Truck

    DK Publishing

    Paperback (DK CHILDREN, July 17, 2006)
    Introduces and dissects fire engines, ambulances, lifeboats, and rescue helicopters and examines the work that they do in all kinds of settings. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
  • Tow Trucks

    Hal Rogers

    Library Binding (The Childs World Inc, Aug. 1, 1999)
    Describes the parts of a tow truck, how to operate them, and the work they do
  • Simple Machines Inclined Plane

    Jeff Barger

    Hardcover (Discovery Library, Jan. 25, 2019)
    In Simple Machines: Inclined Plane, young learners in grades 1–3 will explore what an inclined plane is and how it is 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
  • Ramps and Wedges

    David Glover

    Paperback (Heinemann, May 8, 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.
  • Military Trucks

    E. S. Budd

    Library Binding (The Childs World Inc, Aug. 1, 2001)
    Describes the parts of a military truck and how it is used by the military.
  • Machines at the Airport

    Sian Smith

    Library Binding (Heinemann, July 1, 2013)
    Providing an early introduction to STEM education, this book uses simple text and labeled photographs to examine a wide range of exciting machines used at the airport, revealing how each machine solves a particular problem. Machines covered include jet airplanes, staircases on wheels, scanners, conveyor belts, radars, and more!
  • Milking Machines

    Hal Rogers

    Library Binding (The Childs World Inc, July 1, 2000)
    Describes the machines that are used to milk cows and goats on modern farms.
  • How Wheels And Axles Work

    Jim Mezzanotte

    Library Binding (Weekly Reader/Gareth Stevens Pub, Aug. 30, 2006)
    Demonstrates how different kinds of wheels and axles are used to help perform work, and provides examples of some practical uses for wheels and axles.
  • Buses

    Hal Rogers

    Library Binding (The Childs World Inc, Jan. 1, 2001)
    Briefly explains the functions and major parts of a bus.
  • Airplane

    DK Publishing

    Paperback (DK CHILDREN, Feb. 20, 2006)
    Introduces assorted airplanes and other flying machines, including gliders, helicopters, and space shuttles.
  • Screws

    Andrea Rivera

    Library Binding (Abdo Zoom, Dec. 15, 2016)
    From jar lids to carjacks, screws are at work all over in our world today. Learn all about them in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photos, bolded glossary words, and a key stats section let readers zoom in even deeper. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Zoom is a division of ABDO.