Screws Keep Things Secure: Simple Machines for Kids (Picture Book Science) (Hardcover)

Screws Keep Things Secure: Simple Machines for Kids (Picture Book Science) By Andi Diehn, Micah Rauch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andi Diehn, Micah Rauch (Illustrator)
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*Selected as a "recommended title" by the Kansas National Education Association's Reading Circle Commission

Learn how simple machines make work easier in these colorful nonfiction picture books all about science and engineering

If you were building a tree house, what could you use to keep the boards together?

You could use nails, but you might also use screws. Screws are one of the simple machines that are designed to make different kinds of work easier Lifting, pulling, pushing, and fastening things together-all these tasks are more efficient when you use a simple machine. In Screws Keep Things Secure: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how a screw's shape can pull things together or push things apart or even move heavy objects from one place to another

Scientific concepts including forces and mechanical advantage come clear with engaging illustrations and lots of real-life examples that kids can spot in their home, schools, and neighborhoods.

An introductory poem offers language arts connections while a hands-on activity at the end reinforces concepts in the book. A glossary and photographs offer even more supplemental learning opportunities.

Screws Keep Things Secure is part of a six-book set of Picture Book Science books designed to introduce young engineers to physical science concepts. Other titles are Wedges Make a Point, Inclined Planes Ramp It Up, Pulleys Pull Their Weight, Wheels Make the World Go Round, and Levers Lessen the Load.

All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core state standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.

About the Author

Andi Diehn has written many books for children, and a few for adults as well. She works as an editor and marketer for Nomad Press and lives with her family in rural New Hampshire. Micah Rauch is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from the beautiful state of Montana. He received a BFA in graphic design from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Kitchen Chemistry, Fairground Physics, and Crazy Contraptions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781647410919
ISBN-10: 1647410916
Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)
Publication Date: October 15th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Picture Book Science

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