Pulleys Pull Their Weight: Simple Machines for Kids

By Andi Diehn  
Illustrated by Micah Rauch
What if an elephant sat on your book and refused to move. How could you lift it? Very carefully! 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.
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Selected as a “recommended title” by the Kansas National Education Association’s Reading Circle Commission

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“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.”

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“With just a few lines per page, the book’s contents are both approachable and informative, describing the anatomy of a pulley and introducing concepts such as loads and grooves in a relatable way.”

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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.

Available In:
Hardcover, $20.95
9781647410872
Paperback, $13.95
9781647410902
Includes: Glossary
Specs: 9.5 x 9.5 size | 4-color interior | 32 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Physical Science

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