Hauling a Pumpkin: Wheels and Axles vs. Lever

Children's Book and Media Review, Nov 2016

Noah is visiting a pumpkin patch and wants to get a large pumpkin. But he finds that it is too heavy for him to lift! His mom takes the opportunity to teach Noah about using tools to help lift and move the pumpkin. First he learns about using a lever. The handle of a shovel is the arm of the lever. When putting the shovel next to a log, the arm turns on a fulcrum as it is moved up and down. The lever and fulcrum can lift the pumpkin but it takes other tools to move the pumpkin. A wagon’s wheels and axles allow Noah to pull the pumpkin easily.

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Cynthia Frazier. Hauling a Pumpkin: Wheels and Axles vs. Lever, Children's Book and Media Review, 2016,