The Kids' Book of Simple Machines (Paperback)

Cool Projects & Activities That Make Science Fun!

By Kelly Doudna

Mighty Media Kids, 9781938063596, 144pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2015

List Price: 14.95*
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Wheel and axle, wedge, and screw. Lever and pulley and inclined plane, too Learning about the six simple machines has never been more fun Through exciting science projects and activities kids can easily do at home or school, tomorrow's scientists and engineers will have a blast learning about simple machines and how they make daily life easier. This book is the perfect STEM companion for curious minds at home or in the classroom.

Book includes: biographical spotlights on famous scientists and inventors; introduction to each simple machine, including real-world examples & history; materials & tools list; infographics; step-by-step instructions and photos; safety information; timeline; glossary; and index.

About the Author

Kelly Doudna has always had an interest in science. She was a member of her junior high school school science club, but turned her focus to English and writing in college. She attempted the study of meteorology in graduate school, but was kicked out of the program after she flunked calculus twice. That led her to pursue a commercial art degree, and today she combines all of these interests as a graphic designer and in-house writer at Mighty Media, Inc. Kelly has authored over 250 educational books for children on topics ranging from the alphabet to baby animals to the weather. In her free time, Kelly enthusiastically pursues bicycling, photography, cooking, and the craft beer scene, and documents it all in her blog.