Wheels and Axles in My Makerspace

Wheels and Axles in My Makerspace

by Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger


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Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wheel and axle. Simple text describes the structure and uses of wheels and axles, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make their own. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wheel and axle they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team. Teacher’s guide available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778733751
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/15/2017
Series: Simple Machines in My Makerspace
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

You can be a maker! 4

What are wheels and axles? 6

Make a wheel and axle 8

Maker tips 10

Move a load 12

Make it move 14

Smooth rollers 16

Make it roll 18

Power lifting 20

Make it lift 22

Use the wind 24

Make it turn 26

More machines 28

Endless ideas 30

Learning more 31

Glossary and Index 32

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