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Put Inclined Planes to the Test

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

What do staircases, dump truck beds, and ramps have in common? All of them are inclined planes! Inclined planes are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But don't take our… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: 621.8

Put Levers to the Test

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

What do hammers, wheelbarrows, and brooms have in common? All of them are levers! Levers are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But don't take our word for it. Put levers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: 621.8

Put Pulleys to the Test

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

What do flagpoles and some window blinds have in common? They use pulleys to perform work! Pulleys are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But don't take our word for it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • Dewey: 621.8

Put Screws to the Test

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

What do jar tops and water-bottle lids have in common? Both of them are screws! Screws are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But don't take our word for it. Put screws to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: 621.8

Put Wedges to the Test

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

What do a doorstop, a butter knife, and the front of a boat have in common? All of them are wedges! Wedges are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But don't take our word… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: 621.8

Put Wheels and Axles to the Test

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

What do bicycles, doorknobs, and screwdrivers have in common? All of them use wheels and axles to perform work! Wheels and axles are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 621.8078

Trabajo (Work)

From the Series Libros de física para madrugadores (Early Bird Physics)

What is work? You may think work is doing chores or going to a job, but you do work every time you move something from one place to another. With experiments that demonstrate these… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 621.8

Inclined Planes and Wedges

From the Series Early Bird Physics

What is an inclined plane? How do you use a wedge? Using easy-to-understand examples and fun-to-do experiments, discover how these two simple machines work and make the work that you do easier. Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 621.8'11

Pulleys

From the Series Early Bird Physics

How does a pulley work? What is it? Colorful diagrams and fun-to-do experiments help you explore the many ways this simple machine can help make work easier and faster. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 621.8'11

Screws

From the Series Early Bird Physics

We've all seen screws, but how do they work? Why is it easier to screw something into something than to simply push it in? With basic hands-on experiments and clear descriptions, this simple… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 621.8'8

Wheels and Axles

From the Series Early Bird Physics

Of the six simple machines, the wheel and axle is probably the most recognized. But how does it help you work? Simple and fun experiments illustrate the basic concepts explained in the text… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 621.8'11

Work

From the Series Early Bird Physics

What is work? You may think work is doing chores or going to a job, but you do work every time you move something from one place to another. With experiments that demonstrate these… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 531'.6

Levers

From the Series Early Bird Physics

Do you know what a lever is? How can a lever help you? Through simple experiments and clear explanations, understand how this simple machine functions and how it can make the work that you do easier. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 621.8'11