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Written By: Sheryl Haft Illustrated by: Jeremy Holmes
MEET MAZIE MCGEAR KID ENGINEER
Whenever Mazie encounters a problem, she turns on her imagination, draws, and builds—think blink, ribble scribble, bing bang boom. “Engineering to the rescue!” Mom needs to move heavy boxes? No problem. Mazie invents a Roly-Ramp. Dad has to lift something up high? Mazie builds a Pulley-Lifter! You can always count on Mazie to invent a machine that will make life easier—although her brother Jake isn’t too thrilled with her Waker-Upper Rocket Machine. But no worries. Engineering is so cool that before long, he can’t help but get into the invention action too!
Featuring dynamic, detailed illustrations and lively read-aloud text, Mazie’s Amazing Machines provides a great introduction to simple machines, celebrates creative out-of-the-box thinking, and is sure to inspire budding engineers.
Mazie’s Amazing Machines
By Sheryl Haft
Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
Nancy Paulsen Books
Penguin Random House
Activities & Games
Teeter-Lever Game & Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students learn how a basic lever works by playing the Teeter-Lever game to get Jake’s basketball into the net!
Teeter - Lever Launcher & Target Game
In this lesson, students learn how a lever and stored energy work together to make a ball launcher like Mazie’s.
Pulley-Powered Light Bulb Hat
In this lesson, students reflect on how they feel when people respond positively to their ideas. They learn different phrases to celebrate their peers’ ideas and have a chance to practice being supportive. Students confront a design challenge: how do I make this lightbulb raise up without touching the lightbulb with my hands?
See Mazie McGear in Augmented Reality 3-D!
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