The books in ScienceWorks for Kids, Grades 1-3, connect science with real life. Each book covers 8 science concepts that are supported by hands-on activities and ready-to-go resources.
Simple Machines covers these concepts:
•work is done when a force is used to move something over a distance
•some jobs take more work that other jobs
•machines make work easier
•machines may have few
•many, or no moving parts
•the lever is a simple machine
•the wheel and axle is a simple machine
•the pulley is a simple machine
•the inclined plane is a simple machine
•the screw is a simple machine
•the wedge is a simple machine.
A variety of engaging activities present the concepts in ways that students can understand.
Each concept presented includes:
•teacher directions for lessons
•reproducible resource pages such as sets of picture cards, minibooks, and lab sheets to record the results of hands-on investigations