Pulleys Pull Their Weight: Simple Machines for Kids
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Slather on the sunscreen and get ready to journey to the desert biomes of the world in this nonfiction picture book! In Destination Desert: Biome Explorers, kid scientists make the trek to four different types of deserts around the world—a hot and dry desert, a semi-arid desert, a coastal desert, and a cold desert. In each$9.95 - $19.95
Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations
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Physical Science for Kids
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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.”
School Library Journal
“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
What if an elephant sat on your book and refused to move? How could you lift it? Very carefully!
You might want to use a pulley. A pulley is one of six simple machines that are designed to make different kinds of work such as lifting, pulling, pushing easier. In Pulleys Pull Their Weight: Simple Machines for Kids, readers solve the problem of a heavy elephant by learning about forces and how we can increase the amount we can lift simply by using a pulley. Concepts including mechanical advantage, moveable pulleys, and compound pulleys make sense 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.