How Machines Work The Interactive Guide to Simple Machines and Mechanisms by Nick Arnold
  

Synopsis

How Machines Work The Interactive Guide to Simple Machines and Mechanisms by Nick Arnold

Every child in school learns about simple and common machines such as inclined planes and pulleys, but rarely do they have the opportunity to build the machines themselves. In this colorful, interactive book and kit, the principles for 12 basic machines are described, supplemented by descriptions of everyday usefulness, timelines detailing their history, and instructions to build each machine solely with materials included in the kit.

Everything that a budding inventor needs to build each of the machines is provided, including 25 machine pieces, 10 plastic nuts and bolts, and a detachable peg board--all color-coded for easy identification. Using the simple and direct instructions, kids can build each machine in minutes! The projects include: incline planes, levers, wheels and axles, gears (spur, compound, rack and pinion, and planetary), cams, cranks, pulleys, ratchets, and springs.

Hands-on, interactive, and engaging, this kit will bring out the DIY and inventor spirit in every child.

About the Author

Nick Arnold

Horrible Science author, Nick Arnold, has been writing books and stories since he was a lad. Even in those days his favourite subjects for stories were horrible goings-on, the more gruesome the better! So you see, he hasn't changed a bit!

Nick's first published books appeared when he was working at the University of North London on a project teaching children about nature. This led to a magazine article and then, one day, Nick had a brilliant idea. He said to himself:

"If I can write newspaper articles, then I can write books for other publishers too!"

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Format

Hardback
22 pages

Author

Nick Arnold
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Author's Website

www.nickarnold-website.com/...

Publisher

Running Press,U.S. an imprint of Running Press

Publication date

27th October 2011

ISBN

9780762443154


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