Explore Simple Machines!: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World)
|Rating||:||4.70 (511 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
Back matter includes a glossary, list of resources and index."BookLoons"Teachers with students in the lower grades and parents home schooling their children will want to check out this book."Booklist"This new entry in the Explore Your World series introduces the six simple machines in enough detail to include worm gears, all three kinds of levers, compound pulleys, and unusual examples such as boats (a type of wedge) and canal locks (an inclined plane). This book changed that for me and for my students."Children's Literature Review" Simple Machines are not simple, but they are common. What Yasuda does extremely well is introduce th
It opens their eyes to the diversity of machines in their lives, and sparks the imagination with challenge, humor, and achievable projects.Explore Simple Machines! dedicates a chapter to each of the six simple machines that were identified centuries ago: levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels & axles. Kids will develop analytical skills as they figure out where force is applied and what kind of work it generates.. From zippers to the Pyramids, rolling pins to catapults, we are surrounded by simple machines. This book will amaze kids with the ingenuity they already possess and inspire them to look differently at the objects they use everyday.Explore Simple Machines! With 25 Great Projects introduces kids to the concept of mechanical advantage,” and harnesses kid-power by inviting them to build machines of their own design
Great introduction to Simple Machines Lesley I really enjoyed using this book with my son. It gives great experiment ideas and wonderful examples of each concept with the addition of examples through history. The only reason I didn't give this a five star rating was the way the author referenced time, instead of BC and AD it was BCE and CE (Before Common Era and Common Era). I don't think this was the . some of the ideas are easily executed to show how the machines lessen human effort NAncy Anderson Bright and colorful. some of the ideas are easily executed to show how the machines lessen human effort.. "Part 2 of a science unit" according to BARBARA. I bought this book along with two others to create a differentiated instruction science unit on simple machines. What one book did not cover, another one did. Also, the three books were on different instructional levels, allowing for every student's comprehension.