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Levers

Author: Louise Spilsbury
Publisher: New York : PowerKids Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A teeter-totter is more than fun to play on, it's also a lever, one of the six simple machines. This accessible book introduces readers to the lever through real-world examples. They'll learn about simple and more complex inventions using the lever that have changed the world. Detailed pictures with thorough annotations explain important engineering concepts. Cool "Technology in Action" spreads let readers get a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Spilsbury
ISBN: 9781538337530 1538337533 9781538337547 1538337541
OCLC Number: 1057552804
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Machines and forces --
Parts of a lever --
Technology in action: levers at work --
First-class levers --
Levers and balance --
Technology in action: balancing levers --
Second-class levers --
A helping hand --
Technology in action: mechanical advantage --
Third-class levers --
Compound levers --
Technology in action: compound levers --
Life with levers.
Responsibility: Louise Spilsbury.

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"A teeter-totter is more than fun to play on, it's also a lever, one of the six simple machines. This accessible book introduces readers to the lever through real-world examples. They'll learn about simple and more complex inventions using the lever that have changed the world. Detailed pictures with thorough annotations explain important engineering concepts. Cool "Technology in Action" spreads let readers get a close-up look at levers at work"--Www.rosenpublishing.com.

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