Once upon a time there were 3 little girl pigs plagued by the tricky wolf, but this was not an ordinary wolf. Oh no, this wolf knows about Science and Simple Machines! The question is - does he know how to use them correctly? Meet the son of the “Big Bad Wolf” and the daughters of the “Three Little Pigs” in this illustrated (ready-to-color) take-off of the original. In this Read-Along story, the son thinks he is wiser and more clever than his father and can use his scientific knowledge of machines in order to capture the three pigs for “piggy jam,” “piggy cake,” and “piggy pizza.”
Using his charm, “Little pig, little pig, a new friend you’ve made. Open the door and don’t be afraid,” the young wolf uses an inclined plane, a lever, a wheel and axle, wedges, gears, and a screw to catch the pigs. But the young wolf doesn’t quite use his
critical thinking skills along with his scientific knowledge!
The book includes a Science Attitude Survey, 8 Simple Machine Lesson Plans for hands-on learning, 8 Extended Challenge Activities, 8 “Critical/Creative Thinking Questions,” and an end-of-unit Assessment.
The activities are correlated to the National Science Standards and include Objectives for Students.
Mary Fetzner is also author of “The Magic of Magnets.”