Levers Lessen the Load: Simple Machines for Kids
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Levers Lessen the Load
Simple Machines for Kids
Have you ever played on a seesaw? You were using a lever! In Levers Lessen the Load: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how levers and fulcrums can help us move far more weight than we can on our own by using mechanical advantage.$13.95 - $20.95
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Booklist Series Nonfiction Showcase
“The newest Picture Book Science series introduces simple machines through poems, declarative sentences that define technical vocabulary in context, and relatable examples supported by bright illustrations featuring diverse casts of characters. Worthy additions for elementary STEAM collections.”
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“The combination of humor and everyday experiences make this an enjoyable introduction to simple machines for primary grades.”
For educators! Download a packet of essential questions, mentor texts, and Common Core State Standards to use in classrooms and libraries.Classroom Guide
Detailed Book Description
Have you ever played on a seesaw? You were using a lever!
A lever is one of six simple machines that are designed to make different kinds of work easier. Lifting, pulling, pushing—all these tasks are more efficient when you use a simple machine. In Levers Lessen the Load: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how levers and fulcrums can help us move far more weight than we can on our own. Need to lift a heavy rock? Use a lever! Need to push a log out of the way? Use a lever! Know where else you can find levers? In your own body—when you lift an object and carry it in your hand, you are using your arm as a lever.
Concepts including forces, mechanical advantage, and different classes of levers come clear with engaging illustrations and lots of real-life examples that kids can spot in their home, schools, and neighborhoods.
An introductory poem offers language arts connections while a hands-on activity at the end reinforces concepts in the book. A glossary and photographs offer even more supplemental learning opportunities.