From the Series Machines and Motion
In this book, readers will learn about one of the six simple machines as described by Renaissance scientists. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn how wedges increase force to either separate objects or hold things together.
An activity provides step-by-step instructions for a specific, larger project, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about wedges online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Wedges also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Wedges is part of Jump!’s Machines and Motion series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Simple machines and the important roles they play in making work easier are highlighted in this bright series for emergent readers. Each title defines the featured device, then provides practical, everyday examples with which many students should be familiar. Straightforward sentences and age-appropriate vocabulary make the text in each book easy to read and comprehend. Eye-catching images pop on the page, and the use of bright hues behind the text makes the words stand out even more clearly. The inclusion of both a picture glossary and a hands-on activity reinforces the information and should appeal to students with different learning styles. VERDICT A well-designed addition to elementary science and technology collections.