Simple Machines All Around Us

Age Level: 10–up  Grade Level: PreK–1

From playing on a seesaw to swinging a baseball bat, levers are a simple machine that can be found everywhere. However, it may not be easy for readers to know exactly how these common devices work. This book is here to help with captivating full-color photographs, including a gallery of familiar objects that use levers. Readers learn through concepts aligned with elementary STEM curricula that levers consist of a plank that pivots on a fulcrum and there are three classes. Approachable text and relatable examples will help readers grasp ways to recognize and use these important mechanisms in their daily lives.

  • Spring 2021
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    Inclined Planes at Work

    Inclined Planes at Work

    Maggie S. Wesley
    The towering pyramids in Egypt would not exist without the inclined plane. This simple device transformed the way people do work by allowing workers to move objects without having to lift them vertically...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978520813
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    Levers at Work

    Levers at Work

    Maggie S. Wesley
    From playing on a seesaw to swinging a baseball bat, levers are a simple machine that can be found everywhere. However, it may not be easy for readers to know exactly how these common devices work. This book is here to help with captivating full-color photographs, including a gallery of familiar objects that use levers...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978520851
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    Pulleys at Work

    Pulleys at Work

    Maggie S. Wesley
    What do sailboats and theater curtains have in common? Your readers will learn the answer; it's pulleys. The pulley plays an important role in modern daily life. This simple machine makes raising and lowering heavy loads much easier...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978520899
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    Screws at Work

    Screws at Work

    Maggie S. Wesley
    The screw is a simple machine that changed the world in remarkable ways. In the 1440s, the screw was central to the success of the printing press, which allowed scientists and great thinkers around the world to share ideas...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978520936
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    Wedges at Work

    Wedges at Work

    Maggie S. Wesley
    A wedge is simply a triangular tool made of two inclined planes, but it can take on many complex jobs. These include cutting objects into pieces, holding objects in place, and lifting heavy loads. When attached to a handle, a wedge becomes a knife, ax, or shovel that makes even more tasks easier...Read More

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    Wheels and Axles at Work

    Wheels and Axles at Work

    Maggie S. Wesley
    Readers likely use the wheel and axle machine every day in the form of doorknobs and faucet handles, but this fascinating invention is often overlooked. This book helps readers understand how the wheel and axle simple machine is all around them and helps build compound machines...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978521018
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