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Making machines with ramps and wedges

Author: Chris Oxlade
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Heinemann Raintree, [2015]
Series: Raintree perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A hands-on approach introduces young scientists to ramps and wedges. Science theory and practical, fun projects teach the physics and the technology behind this simple machine. Important science curriculum is explained through historical and contemporary examples of ramps and wedges. Step-by-step projects range from the simple to the more challenging."--
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Oxlade
ISBN: 9781410968012 1410968014 9781410968081 1410968081 9781410968227 1410968227 9781406289282 1406289280
OCLC Number: 877948743
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: What are ramps and wedges? --
How wedges work --
The power of wedges --
Sharp and blunt --
Moving materials --
Pushing air aside --
How ramps work --
Going down ramps --
Moving up ramps --
Ramps and wedges in history --
Ramps and wedges in complex machines --
Facts and fun.
Series Title: Raintree perspectives.
Responsibility: Chris Oxlade.
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"A hands-on approach introduces young scientists to ramps and wedges. Science theory and practical, fun projects teach the physics and the technology behind this simple machine. Important science curriculum is explained through historical and contemporary examples of ramps and wedges. Step-by-step projects range from the simple to the more challenging."--

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