Making Machines with Springs

Making Machines with Springs

by Chris Oxlade


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This series explains the physics behind simple machines using everyday examples and asks readers to embark on practical projects to show this science in action. Making Machines with Springs looks at everything from historical examples of springs, such as a ballista, to the role of levers in complex machines, such as race cars. Each title in the Simple Machine Projects series, includes: Clear, labeled photographs and diagrams of simple machines, Descriptions and photographs of practical projects of different, specified difficulties with step-by-step instructions, Fun, fascinating facts about simple machines all over the world! Why is a spring like a simple machine? What forces do you need for a spring to change shape? How do springs store energy?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410968104
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: Simple Machine Projects
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 384,771
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

Table of Contents

What Is a Spring? 4

How Springs Work 6

Squeezing, Stretching, and Bending Springs 8

Spring Jobs 12

Springs in History 14

A Spring Catapult 16

Storing Energy with Springs 20

Rubber Band Power 22

Springs in Complex Machines 26

Facts and Fun 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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