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Delta Science Readers Simple Machines Collection

In the Delta Science Collection Simple Machines, students explore the world of simple machines and the energy that makes them work. Students read about the six simple machines, and understand the difference between simple and compound machines. In biographical sketches, students meet ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and modern inventor Lillian Gilbreth, and discover how they put simple machines to work. Students also read about the scientific formula for calculating work, the many levers in the human body, and how a roller coaster works.

Delta Science Readers are 16-page nonfiction books for students with informative, engaging full-color photos and graphics that present key science concepts and vocabulary.

Using science material they promote reading in the specific content area. Readers present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests and support and extend the experiences and content of hands-on activities. They also help students develop informational literacy skills while promoting scientific inquiry.

Each reader has three main sections:

  1. Think About...
    Contains key information about the unit topic
  2. People in Science
    Provides historical biographies, careers in science
  3. Did You Know?
    Includes high-interest articles or selections
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