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Wheels, inclined planes, and wedges don't sound that amazing, until one of them gets you out of a jam. Need to brush your teeth? Cut an apple? Open a door? That's the utility of simple machines, which are all around us. We even have them in our bodies! And while they are simple, they make easy work of many tasks. Readers and report writers will discover just how important these deceptively simple machines can be!
What do wheelchair ramps, slides, and roller coasters have in common? They're all inclined planes. Read Inclined Planes to the Rescue to learn what inclined ...
From rakes and brooms to bats and hockey sticks, you use levers to work and play. Read Levers to the Rescue to learn what levers are, how they work, and how ...
Big or small, pulleys help you move it all. You couldn't raise a flag and cranes couldn't move heavy objects without the help of pulleys. Read Pulleys to the ...
What do video game controllers, eyeglasses, and phones all have in common? They all have screws! Read Screws to the Rescue to learn what screws are, how they ...
From cutting apples to zipping a backpack, you need wedges. Read Wedges to the Rescue to learn what wedges are, how they work, and how these simple machines ...
Rollerblades, bikes, and cars have wheels and axles that help you get from one place to another quickly. Read Wheels and Axles to the Rescue to learn what ...
"These brightly colored, attractive books discuss how simple machines are a means for solving many practical problems. In language students can read and understand independently, each one explains that simple machines have “one or no moving parts. Machin" - School Library Journal
May 1, 2007
"This series of six books about simple machines, written by Sharon Thales, has much to offer, not only for its science content, but also in the way the material is presented to the young reader. Each book follows a format that draws the reader into the s" - School Books and Films
February 1, 2008
"Each volume in the First Facts series explores a different simple machine through a combination of short text, sidebar facts, and photographs of simple machines in action. Consistent icons represent each simple machine, and clear arrows identify the sim" - Science and Children
March 1, 2008
"First Facts: Simple Machines to the Rescue
Personally I find all books about simple machines fascinating. They describe implements we use in everyday life and I am constantly amazed that people back in the dim distant past had ideas for such wonderf" - Create Readers Blog, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna M?tauranga o Aotear
December 8, 2008
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