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Wheels : make it move

Author: Wendy Arnold-Dean; Chris Fairclough
Publisher: London : Belitha, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Discusses many types of wheels and demonstrates how they work using a simple toy. Suggested level: junior, primary

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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Arnold-Dean; Chris Fairclough
ISBN: 1855612003 9781855612006
OCLC Number: 30545982
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What is a wheel? - origins of the wheel, how they were first used eg rollers, wheels in the world around us, the toy we are going to make in this book - a push-along tortoise; why are wheels so useful? - examples and explanations as to why and how wheels help us in everyday life; bits and pieces - materials you will need to make the toy, templates for some of the pieces; stage 1 preparing the wheels - drawing and cutting out the wheels for the toy, information on circles, information on deciding the width of a wheel; stage 2 preparing the body - choosing and adjusting a suitable box for the body, information on chassis and frames, examples of wheels on vehicles; stage 3 heads and eyes - preparing the head and eye wheel, examples of wheels not for vehicles eg design, display, art; stage 4 preparing axles - preparing the head stick and axles for the wheels, information on fixed and non-fixed axles; stage 5 a nodding head - preparing the cam that will allow the tortoise to nod its head, information on cams and how they work; information spread, cams and their uses; further information and examples on cams and eccentric wheels; stage 6 putting it together - attaching the front axle, cam and wheels, more information on wheeled vehicles; stage 7 ready to roll - attaching back axle, head and wheels, information on motion of wheels, power and force; variations - other toys to be made in a similar way; wheels all around us - concluding spread of examples of wheels in everyday life.
Responsibility: Wendy Arnold-Dean ; photographs by Chris Fairclough.


One of a series which introduces young children to simple tools and how they work, this book explains the scientific principles of wheels and gives illustrated examples of everyday implements that  Read more...


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