The world is big, and you are curious about it!
Browse fun activities, reading lists, videos and more here. Let's take a look at SIMPLE MACHINES! Did you know that simple machines are everywhere? Learn more about what they are and what they do...and how they connect to YOU!
Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt
Learn more about simple machines, then go on a hunt around your home, school, or library to find them in action!
How many simple machines can you find?
Watch this short video to see how many simple machines are in one librarian's home!
Kids Read Curious Detective: Me & the Machines
There's a lot to learn about simple machines, and if you love learning about real things, this list is for you!
Kids Read Connector: Me & the Machines
It takes people to understand machines! These books feature machines but are about how people live, grow, and learn.
Kids Read Magic, Dragons, and Swords: Me & the Machines
Do you love reading books with magic, dragons, and swords? These fantasy books that also have machines and are perfect for you.
Kids Read Class Clown: Me & the Machines
What's funny about simple machines? Find out with these books designed to make you laugh!
Kids Read Adventure Time: Me & the Machines
Turns out, adventures are greater when they include machines!
Kids Read Serial Reader: Me & the Machines
If you enjoy learning more about characters and how they change over time then you will enjoy these engaging serial reads. This list of books are from series but feature machine-related stories.
Build a Car!
Can you do this wheel and axle "Build a Car" experiment from the book "Building Vehicles that Roll" by Tammy Enz?
If you like this one, check out the book for more cool activities!