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Explore Simple Machines! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments Anita Yasuda • $30,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Part of the Explore Your World series Investigating the common contraptions that make so much possible—from zippers and rolling pins to catapults and the pyramids—this book encourages kids to look differently at the numerous objects in everyday life. Each chapter is dedicated to one of the six straightforward implements that are at the core of daily activity: levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels and axles. Using only discarded items from the recycling bin, this guide harnesses kid power by inviting young readers to build gadgets of their own design, including a working crane, a drawbridge, a car made of fruit peels, and an actual whirligig. Short biographies are also featured throughout, illustrating the influential personalities behind the breakthroughs. Anita Yasuda is a teacher and the author of Explore the Solar System!, Explore Water!, Green Ideas, and Lady Bird Johnson. Her work has been featured in Edmonton’s Child, Faces, Highlights, Homeschooler’s Guide, Kahani-A South Asian Literary Magazine, and New Jersey Parent. She lives in Orangeville, Ontario. NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 96 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 100 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)


Also available in the Explore Your World series:

Explore Ancient Egypt! 9780979226830 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)


Explore Ancient Greece! 9781934670118 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Explore Ancient Rome! 9780979226847 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Explore Colonial America! 9781934670378 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Explore Life Cycles! 9781934670804 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)


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