Wheels Make the World Go Round: Simple Machines for Kids

By Andi Diehn  
Illustrated by Micah Rauch
If you were designing a wheelbarrow, how would you make it move easily when you pushed it?  Skis? Stilts? Springs? In Wheels Make the World Go Round: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how wheels work along with axles and how they use mechanical advantage to make it easier to move heavy objects from one place to another.
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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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“This user-friendly introduction to a STEM topic will be an especially valuable addition to classrooms.”

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If you were designing a wheelbarrow, how would you make it move easily when you pushed it?  Skis? Stilts? Springs?

How about wheels? The wheel is a simple machine that has been used for centuries to make work easier for humans. Look at all the cars, trucks, trains, buses, and bikes around you. They all have wheels and axles! In Wheels Make the World Go Round: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how wheels work along with axles and how they use mechanical advantage to make it easier to move heavy objects from one place to another. Plus, learn how wheels are used for more than transportation—ever seen a potter’s wheel spinning around? This was the first type of wheel to be invented!

Scientific concepts including forces and mechanical advantage 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.

Available In:
Hardcover, $20.95
9781647411077
Paperback, $13.95
9781647411107
Includes: Glossary
Specs: 9.5 x 9.5 size | 4-color interior | 32 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Physical Science

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