Simple Machines: Books
Explore Simple Machines!: With 25 Great Projects
(Explore Your World series)
By Anita Yasuda
Nomad Press, 2011
Learn all about the 6 simple machines. Then enjoy activities to help you understand each of them better. Explore the simple machines and have fun too.
The LEGO Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines
By Yoshihito Isogawa
No Starch Press, 2010
Ages: 6 to adult
Enjoy playing with your Lego brand blocks while learning how the simple machines are incorporated into the things you build. Grow and discover together as a family. Great activities for all ages.
How Do You Lift a Lion?
(Wells of Knowledge Science Series)
By Robert E. Wells
Albert Whitman & Company, 1996
Cute illustrations and silly concepts bring home the idea of how simple machines make our lives easier. Explore how to lift a lion, pull a panda, and deliver a basket of bananas to a baboon party.
Pull, Lift, and Lower: A Book About Pulleys
(Amazing Science: Simple Machines)
By Michael Dahl
Picture Window Books, 2006
Ages: 5 and up
Just one in a series of books by this author all dedicated to the simple machines.
Check out these additional titles by Michael Dahl:
Roll, Slope, and Slide: A Book About Ramps
Scoop, Seesaw, and Raise: A Book About Levers
Tires, Spokes, and Sprockets: A Book About Wheels and Axles
Cut, Chop, and Stop: A Book About Wedges
Twist, Dig, and Drill: A Book About Screws
Hands-on-Science: Get in Gear
By Sholly Fisch
Innovative Kids, 2002
Learn from Doc Sprocket as he takes you on a hands-on journey into the world of building with gears. Gears, motor, and additional parts included.