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Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Simple Machine Geniuses

Archimedes
Archimedes Mathematical Genius of the Ancient World By Gow, Mary (Book - 2005 ) j B-A673g 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Archimedes was a mathematician, a physicist, a mechanical engineer, and an inventor. He is most famous for proving the law of the lever and inventing the compound pulley.

Amazing Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself
Amazing Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself By Anderson, Maxine (Book - 2006 ) j 709.2 L581an 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his inventions and ideas.

Brunelleschi's Dome
Brunelleschi's Dome How A Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture By King, Ross (Book - 2000 ) 726.60945 K54b 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Brunelleschi designed and erected a dome over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-a feat of architectural daring that has still not been surpassed.

Galileo for Kids
Galileo for Kids His Life and Ideas By Panchyk, Richard (Book - 2005 ) j B-G158p 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Galileo invented the telescope and proved the earth revolves around the sun.

Physics
Physics Find Out About Levers, Magnets and Motors With 50 Great Experiments and Projects By Oxlade, Chris (Book - 2008 ) j 530.078 O98pf 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Pick a few experiments and try them out!

Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid
Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun By VanCleave, Janice Pratt (Book - 2007 ) j 620 V222j 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains some of the basic physical principles of engineering, accompanied by activities that illustrate those principles.

Gizmos & Gadgets
Gizmos & Gadgets Creating Science Contraptions That Work (& Knowing Why) By Hauser, Jill Frankel (Book - 1999 ) j 500 H376g 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides instructions for making seventy-five contraptions that demonstrate friction, gravity, energy, motion, and other principles of physics and explains how to think like an inventor.

101 Great Science Experiments
101 Great Science Experiments By Ardley, Neil (Book - 2006 ) j 507.8 A6769o 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

The Way Things Work
The Way Things Work Screws (DVD - 2003 ) DVD j 621.882 WAY Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn more about how screws, a simple machine, work.

The Way Things Work
The Way Things Work Levers (DVD - 2003 ) DVD j 621.8 WAY Available in some locations

Annotation:Using a see-saw as a starting point, find out how levers work.

The Way Things Work
The Way Things Work Inclined Planes (DVD - 2003 ) DVD j 621.811 WAY Available in some locations

Annotation:Another simple machine, inclined planes can be used to make work easier. Find out more.

The Way Things Work
The Way Things Work Wheels & Axles (DVD - 2004 ) DVD j 621.8 WAY Available in some locations

Annotation:How many ways of using wheels and axles have you used?

The Way Things Work
The Way Things Work Pulleys (DVD - 2003 ) DVD j 621.811 WAY Available in some locations

Annotation:What could you do with a pulley?

Description

Here are some famous people who did experiments with simple machines and more ideas for you to try on your own.


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