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Oxlade, Chris.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, [2003]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
What is a lever? -- What does a lever do? -- How does a lever work? -- Loads and efforts -- Levers together -- Pivots at the end -- More levers -- Levers for cutting -- Levers for turning -- Levers for digging -- Working levers -- Levers for control -- Amazing lever facts.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 72449.

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TJ147 .O84 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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What are levers? How do levers work? Do bicycles have levers? For the answers to these and many other questions, read 'Levers'. See how scissors are actually two levers put together. Learn about the lever that is used to control a sailboat. Find out how your arm works like a lever.

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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Oxlade's Pulleys.0 -Gr. 2. These titles in the Useful Machines series introduce younger readers to the basic mechanics and functions of simple machines. The books begin with brief, straightforward explanations of what the machine is, what it does, and how it works, followed by illustrations showing the machine working in a variety of real-life situations. In Levers0 , examples such a fulcrum, a mop, and a power shovel are used to show how levers are incorporated into various tools and other everyday objects. Pulleys0 uses the examples of a clothesline, flagpole, and motor. Accompanying the text are frequent color photographs of a person using the tool that is discussed. New vocabulary words are highlighted in bold in the text and defined in a glossary. These informative introductions will satisfy the curiosity of young readers. Suggestions for further reading close both books. --Ed Sullivan Copyright 2004 Booklist

Table of Contents

What is a simple machine?p. 4
Pushes and pullsp. 6
How a lever worksp. 8
Lifting with leversp. 10
Turning with leversp. 12
Gripping with leversp. 14
Cutting with leversp. 16
Levers in machinesp. 18
More levers in machinesp. 10
Levers in the pastp. 22
Fun with levers: a lifting leverp. 24
Fun with levers: a broom leverp. 26
Find the leverp. 28
Words to rememberp. 30
Indexp. 32