Inclined Planes

From the Series Machines and Motion

In this book, readers will learn about one of the six simple machines as described by Renaissance scientists. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn how inclined planes make it easier to move an object from a lower to a higher spot.

An activity provides step-by-step instructions for a specific, larger project, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about inclined planes online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Inclined Planes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Inclined Planes is part of Jump!’s Machines and Motion series.

Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject STEM
Copyright 2019
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JNF051130, JNF051120, JNF045000
Dewey 621.8
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 470
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 1.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 197139
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Index and Table of contents


Series Made Simple

Simple machines and the important roles they play in making work easier are highlighted in this bright series for emergent readers. Each title defines the featured device, then provides practical, everyday examples with which many students should be familiar. Straightforward sentences and age-appropriate vocabulary make the text in each book easy to read and comprehend. Eye-catching images pop on the page, and the use of bright hues behind the text makes the words stand out even more clearly. The inclusion of both a picture glossary and a hands-on activity reinforces the information and should appeal to students with different learning styles. VERDICT A well-designed addition to elementary science and technology collections.

Author: Kirsten Chang