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Simple Machines!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Simple Machines!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Yasuda, Anita
Illustrated by Stone, Bryan

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Does your coat have a zipper? Did you eat breakfast with a fork? You're using simple machines! From butter knives to seesaws, rolling pins to catapults, we are surrounded by simple machines! Simple Machines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids astounds readers with the ingenuity th...ey already possess and inspires them to look differently at the objects they use every day. What do a fork and an axe have in common? How do pulleys get a flag up a flagpole? Simple Machines! introduces kids to the concept of mechanical advantage and harnesses kid-power by inviting them to build machines of their own design. This book also opens eyes and minds to the diversity of machines in their lives, and sparks the imagination with challenge, humor, and achievable projects. 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 and axles. Kids develop analytical skills as they figure out where force is applied and what kind of work it generates. Essential questions, fascinating facts, and links to online primary sources make student-led learning fun and productive! Through science-minded STEM projects and investigative engineering experiments, kids develop critical and creative thinking skills about the roles simple machines play in our world and their importance to human civilization. Simple Machines! is part of a set of two Explore Technology books that introduce young digital natives to the history, science, and engineering of the tech world in which we live, using hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, links to online primary sources and real-life connections. The other title in this series is Robotics! Nomad Press books integrate content with participation. Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM Education all place project-based learning as key building blocks in education. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.
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ISBN 9781619308176
Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
Publisher Nomad Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Explore Your World
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ISBN-13 9781619308176
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Nomad Press
Imprint Nomad Press
Released 6 Aug 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Yasuda, Anita
Illustrated by Stone, Bryan
Series Explore Your World
Category Technology & Applied Sciences
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code 621.8
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile