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 to show you just how easy work can be.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Early Bird Books|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|BISACS||JNF051130, JNF051110, JNF051140|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||58597|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Note to adults, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
School Library Journal
“Children will find these accessible titles [Wheels and Axles; Pulleys; and Inclined Planes and Wedges] informative, and may see their world in a different light after reading them.” —School Library Journal
Science and Children
“The print is clear, the graphics are excellent, and every page contains an illustration. The Early Bird Physics series is a much-needed and valuable resource for integrating informational reading and providing authentic experiences in physical science for young children.” —Science and Children
Author: Sally M. Walker
Sally M. Walker has been a children's book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers' bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader's attention with a true story. She is also the author of 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut.
Author: Roseann Feldmann
Roseann Feldmann earned her B.A. degree in biology, chemistry, and education at the College of St. Francis and her M.S. in education from Northern Illinois University. As an educator, she has been a classroom teacher, college instructor, curriculum author, and administrator. She currently serves as the principal at St. Peter School, an elementary school in Geneva, Illinois.
Photographer: Andy King
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Early Bird Physics
This series highlights six simple machines to make difficult physics concepts such as work, force, gravity, and friction easy to understand. With full-color photographs featuring kids doing simple experiments, these introductions to physics for middle grade readers also help develop… View available downloads →