Inclined Planes

Simple Machines
  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Readers learn how this simple machine makes it easier to move things to different levels. They learn how flatter slopes use less effort than steeper slopes. By the end of the book, readers know the difference between complex and simple machines and how inclined planes are used in everyday life to make lifting and lowering objects easier.

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978-1-62323-188-0
$34.95
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Nonfiction
Category STEM
Copyright 2013
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JNF051010, JNF051140, JNF051130
Dewey 621.8
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 8
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level M
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources



  • Tools and Machines
  • Making Movement Easier
  • Early Inclined Planes
  • The Effort of Lifting
  • Less Effort, Longer Distance
  • Steep Slopes
  • Going Down
  • A Rougher Ride
  • Inclined Planes Everywhere
  • Glossary
  • Books and Web Sites
  • Index
Author: Katie Marsico

Illustrator: Reginald Butler