Put Inclined Planes to the Test

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

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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 word for it. Put inclined planes to the test with the fun experiments you’ll find in this book. As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on a key science question—How Do Simple Machines Work? Hands-on experiments, interesting photos, and useful diagrams will help you find the answer!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-324-9
$30.65 $22.99
978-0-76138-006-1
$46.65 $34.99
978-0-76138-206-5
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-51247-562-3
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Makerspace, Makerspace: Science/Experiments/Activities, Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Searchlight Books ™
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
BISACS JNF051140
Dewey 621.8
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 580
Guided Reading Level Q
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Clear explanations, relatable examples, and effective visuals.” —The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“This series includes lots of facts and examples of the concept of work, presenting the facts from the simple to the more complex. Large colorful pictures give the reader examples of work that a child could relate to, and a list of everyday household items that are needed to perform each example is included. Small boxes containing short facts about the pictures will grab the attention of younger and reluctant readers. Intermediate students will be able to recreate the examples given in each book in order to extend their understanding.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“The texts provide clear explanations and the experiments add a significant degree of interest. The color photographs are crisp and clear, as are the diagrams.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Science Books & Films

“The vocabulary and science concepts are appropriate for upper elementary school level students. However, with adult help, the books might also be used for even younger students.” —Science Books & Films

NSTA

“This is a good book for a classroom and school library.” —NSTA

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.

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.

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Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

Support young readers as they tackle a key question—How Do Simple Machines Work? Easy-reading text introduces wedges, inclined planes, levers, and more. Hands-on experiments, instructive photos, and useful diagrams demonstrate how the machines work and how they make… View available downloads →