First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue

This series allows readers to compare simple machines to see which one works best in a particular situation. Each book sets up a problem. The kids test two simple machines and determine a winner.

Cover: Holding a Door Open: Wedge vs. Wheels and Axles
Cover: Making a Salad: Wedge vs. Inclined Plane
Cover: Hauling a Pumpkin: Wheels and Axles vs. Lever
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue — eBook Set
First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue — Library Bound Set
First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue — Paperback Set
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Going Ice Fishing: Lever vs. Screw 350 J 1.7
Hauling a Pumpkin: Wheels and Axles vs. Lever 370 H 1.6
Holding a Door Open: Wedge vs. Wheels and Axles 410 I 1.5
Making a Salad: Wedge vs. Inclined Plane 430 K 1.8
Playing a Game: Inclined Plane vs. Lever 390 K 1.4
Raising a Bag of Toys: Pulley vs. Inclined Plane 320 H 1.3
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019

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First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue

This series allows readers to compare simple machines to see which one works best in a particular situation. Each book sets up a problem. The kids test two simple machines and determine a winner. View →