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Tools and Machines
  • Authored by: Stephen M. Tomecek
  • From the Series: Experimenting with Everyday Science
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 1604131713
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-171-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 621
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 184


Science plays a big role in how we create and use the tools and machines that help us in our daily lives. Scientific principles can be found at work in everything from the simplest hammer to the complex robotic devices found in modern factories. Tools and Machines describes when humans first started using tools and traces the evolution of tools from simple stone implements to the high-tech devices of today. Filled with full-color photographs and illustrations, this volume also features simple experiments that clearly illustrate these science concepts for readers.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Hands-on experiments. Glossary. References. Web sites. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Stephen M. Tomecek is a scientist and collector of old-time tools. He is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and teachers, including Bouncing & Bending Light, the 1996 winner of the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. Tomecek works as a consultant and writer for the National Geographic Society and Scholastic Inc.

Reviews and Awards

"...easy-to-perform activities...illuminate scientific principles...clear and colorful."

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