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l)coplc invcnted the first machines a long
tinrc ago.'l'hcy were simple tools made of
stoncl wood, or bone.

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About two million years ago people made

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stone axeswith wooden handles.They used
* thesetools to cut wood. Peoplealso used
stone and animal bone to make knives and About 7,000 years ago people started
arrows.To shoot their arrows they used farming for food. They invented new
bows made with long piecesof wood. machines,like plows, and used animals to
')":'" Peopleused simple leversto move heavy make work easier.Some farmers used long
objects like rocks.They put one end of a leversto get water from rivers.They also
2P' built canalsto get water for their plants.
long stick of wood under a big rock, and
they put a small rock under the stick.$7hen About 5,000 years ago people started
they pushed on the other end of the stick, making metal tools.These tools were
the big rock moved. better than stone or bone tools.

) Goto pages24-25for activities.


The wheel is one of the most important Todav there are lots of machines with
inventions in history. About 51500years ago wheels.W'ecan seewheels on
potters used the first wheels to make clay cars)bicycles,and skateboards.
pots.They put wet clay on a wooden wheel. There are also wheelchairs
Then they turned the wheel to make a nice for people who can't walk
round pot. easily.Can you think of
Before people had wheels to move heavy more machines that
objects,they used rollers.The rollers were have wheels?
made from tree trunks. Then people made
TheLondonEyeis a verybig whei![:
carts and chariots with wooden wheels.
It's 135metershigh!Youget a great'
They connected the wheels with a long bar viewof London fromthe top!
called an axle.

* Goto pages26-27 for activities.


About 21500years ago the Ancient Greeks

used big cranesto build temples.The cranes
were made of wood, and they had many
ropes and little wheelscalled pulleys.F'irst
the workers tied a rope to a block of stone.
Then they put the rope around the pulley.
Ramps are useful becausethey help us lift
They pulled the rope and lifted the block.
objectsmore easily.More than 51000years
The work was easierwith cranes.so the
ago the Ancient Egyptians used ramps to
Greeksdidn't need as
build pyramids.The Great Pyramid at Giza
many workers as
is the biggest pyramid in the world. It's
the Egyptians.
138 metershigh.
The Egyptians used rollers ro move large We usecranestodayto tift
blocks of stone up the ramps.They needed veryheavyobjects. Thebiggest
lots of workers becausethe blocks were typeof craneis the gantrycra
very hear,ry.
) Goto pages28-29 for activities.
War,&effiamdWffind Windmills use energy
li'orn the wind. Hundreds
ol'yearsago people started
Somc machinesuse energy from nature. rrsingwindmills to make flour.
$Tatermillsuse energy from flowing water. Windmills have long arms with
Thousands of years ago people built lrig sails.The wind pushesthe sails
watermills next to rivers.They used the rurclturns the arms. Inside the mill,
watermills to make flour from grain. Then ruraxle turns a millstone.Windmills
they used the flour to make bread and rrrcusefulin placesthat don't have
cakes.\Watermillshave a big wheel on the Irig rivers, but they only work
outside.The river turns the wheel.Then the whcn it's windy!
wheel turns an axle inside the watermill.
The axle turns a round millstone
that breaks the grain into flour.
we usewindmi[[s
to makeelectricity.

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About 11000yearsago people invented
mechanicalclockswith metal gears.Some
mechanicalclockshavea pendulum to
move the parts. Others have metal springs.

In the past, people told the time in many Today many clocks are digital.They show
ways.Thousands of years ago people used the time with only numbers. Digital clocks
sundials. Sundials had a pointer thar made work with electricity.They usually have
a shadow to tell the time. A sundial only electrical cords or
worked on sunny days! batteries. Computers
and cell phones have
Somc people also used water clocks. Simple
digital clocks, and
watcr clocks had two pots. \Water flowed
many people wear
fiom the top por ro the bottom pot to tell
digital watches.
thc time. Later, people used sand clocks.
These clocks had two glassbubbles with
sand inside them.
* Goto pages32-33for activities. W'l
*bnd Then people invented new enginesthat
used fuels like oil, gasoline,and diesel.
Now we use these enginesfor vehicleslike
cars,buses,planes,or helicopters.They can
carry enough fuel to travel long distances.

Today most vehiclesuse gasolineor diesel

as fuel. Some vehiclesuse biodiesel made
from plant materials.There are also electric
cars that use energyfrom batteries.Some
vehicles,like bicycles,use human energy!

For thousands of yearspeople used animals

to do work. Then inventors built steam
engines.These enginesheated water to
make steam.The energy from the steam
made other machineswork. The first steam
enginesusually used fuels like wood, coal,
or oil.

Peopleused steam enginesto power

vehicleslike trains and boats. Many carsaregoodfor
factories used steam enginesto power Theydon't
the environment.
their machines.This was the beginning producesmokeor pottution.
of modern industrv.
* Gots pages34-35 for activities.
Tirday we can fly all over the world, but
200 yearsago planes didn't exist. Some
pcople flew in hot-air balloons.These
balloons had no enginesso they were
slow and hard to control.

Today there are many types of plane.

Some planes have propellers and others
have jet engines.Some planes carry freight
and others carry passengers.Some modern
r_.1 planes carry more than 850 passengers!

Helicopters are very useful.

Later, people invented airships.They had
They can transport food and
enginesand propellers, so they were faster
medicine in emergencies.
and easierto control.
They can also rescuepeople
In 1903 \(rilbur and Orville rU(rrightinvented and take them to hospital.
the first plane. It was made of wood and
carried one person.The first flight only
lastedfor 12 seconds!Four yearslater a
in theworld.lt
French inventor named Paul Comu flew
one of the first helicopters.He stayedin the
air for about 20 seconds.
I Goto pages36-37foractivities.
clomm@mflcaffi@ffi Communications today are very different.
\tr(letalk on cell phones that transmit sounds
with no wires.W'ecan send text messages,
Iror a long time, people sent messageson
photos, and videos.Many cell phones are
paper.Then people invented new machines
also music players,and they can connect to
to communicate more quickly and easily.
the Internet!
lUTithmodern televisions,we can receive
In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell programs by satellite.$7ecan also watch
invented the telephone.It DVDs. Some televisionsare very big. There
transmitted sounds through wires. is a television in Japanthat is I I meters tall
and 66 meters long!

In 1895 Guglielmo Marconi

invented the radio. It transmitted
sounds with no wires.

In 1926 John Logie Baird invented

a way to transmit images and show
them on a screen.It was the first
television,but it only showed black
and white images.Then l8 years
later, inventors made a television
that showed imagesin color. be almostasthin aspaper!

* Goto pages38-39 for activities.

Cmmnpueetrs Computers today are very useful.You see
imageson a monitor and you use a keyboard
to type words.You use a mouse to move the
Peopleinvented the first computers more
cursor and click on buttons. To connect to
than 60 years ago.Those computers were
the Internet you use a modem.
very different from computers today.
Modern computers also have speakersso
One of the first computers was called
you can listen to music or watch movies.
EI{IAC.II was built in about 1946. ENIAC
You need a printer to print documents, and
was big and heavy.It weighed about
to play computer gamesyou need a joystick.
30 metric tons! It was also expensive- it
\(rhat other things can computers do?
cost about 500,000 dollars!

Over the next 40 years computers became

smaller and cheaper.From about 1980
people started using computers at home.
Then in 1989Tim Berners-Lee invented
the \7orld $7ide'Web. or the S7eb.

* Goto pages40-41for activities.


With modern technologyrwe can build

machinesthat are very big or very small.

The cruise ship Oasisof the Seasis one of

the world's largestpassengervehicles.It's
65 meters high and 360 merers long. It
carries 51400passengers.It has restaurants,
shops,cinemas,and three swimming pools! The DEI/SO Micro-Car is one of the world's
The Bagger288 is a mining machine. smallestmachines.It's about 4.8 millimeters
It's 96 meters high and long and 1.7 millimeters high. It's smaller
240 meters long. It's than a finger! The car can move, but its top
one of the world's speedis only 180 metersper hour. In the
heaviestland vehicles. future people will use micro-machines like
It weighs13,500 this to repair other machinesfrom the inside.
metric tons!
wantto buitd
Wewil.lneeda microscopdto
seethem!Doctorswill ucet,, ;


& Goto pages42-43 for activities.

Wrhffi FirstMachfimms the sentences.
3 Comptete
tools levers #ines ptows wood farming
t Readpages4-5.
abouttwo mi[[ion
startedusing mac.hinss
1 Peopl.e
Writethe words. stofie wood bone metal yearsago.
1 mtnrnm 3 2 Theyusedlongpiecesof to makelevers.
3 Peoplestarted forfoodabout7,000

ffi\ / $ yearsago.

5 Somefarmers
6 People
4 Theyinvented
to get water.
X Complete
the sentences. 5,000yearsago.

4 Answerthe questions.
1 Whatdid peop[euseto shootarrows?
1 Theaxeis madeof et***=*r":dw**d Fe*ple-**$d Ll*w*t* *h**t arrsu*.
2 Theknifeis madeof 2 Whatdid peoptebuildto getwaterfortheirplants?
3 Theleveris madeof
4 Theplowis madeof 3 Howdid peoplemoveheavyobjectslikerocks?
5 Thearrowis madeof
6 Thebowis madeof 4 Whendid peoplestartmakingmetaltoots?
$ Readpages6-7.
Write trueor false.
1 Peopleusedthe firstwheelabout
2,000yearsago. falee
ax[e cart ctaypot
rollers wheel car 2 Peopte fromtreetrunks.
$ Writethe words.
3 Carsusuallyhavewheelsandaxtes.
4 Thefirstwheetsweremadeof metal.
5 TheLondon Eyeis 153metershigh.

4 Writethe words.
hv ci
t e
ce t
X Match.Thenwritesentences. c
Peopleusedrol[ers--=' is a verybig wheel. vahicla 4
An axleis a bar -*to moveheavyobjects. ite
Pottersusedwhee[s arevehicleswith wheels. h W o
TheLondonEye that connectstwo wheels. c
Cartsandchariots to makectaypots. ea r c
2 5
d k
2 a r"tt
r a
3 e b o
4 tso
# ffiamps
E*rdCranes 3 Answerthe questions.
1 Whatdo rampshetpusto do?
& Readpages8-9.

Writethe words. needmanyworkers?

2 Whydidthe Egyptians
btock crane puttey ramp rope tempte
3 Howdidthe workersmovethe blocksupthe ramps?

w@ 4 Whereis the biggestpyramidin Egypt?

5 Howhighis the biggest

the puzzte.
TheGreeks (1)_ cranes to buitdtheirtemples. Theworkers Q)_
the ropesto blocksof stone.Thenthey (3)- the ropesaroundthe
tr Completethe sentences. pu[[eys.
Theworkers (4)- the btockswhen they (5)- the ropes.
TheGreeks (6)- workers, but notas manyasthe Egyptians.
btocks cranes putteys ramps ropes workers **" "t
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: ?Y

1 TheEgyptians
used to buitdpyramids. I

2 The of stonewereverylargeandheavy. !, -> ld
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3 TheEgyptians
neededrotters rt'"''
andmany--. :il
s*i ul I
4 TheGreeksusedbig_ madeof wood. -,-. i

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5 TheGreeks
hadcranes with manyropesand_. i-- t
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6 Theworkers
puttedthe_ andtiftedthe btocks. 4i

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the sentences.
3 Complete
arms axle grain flour
sai[s water whee[ wind
arm axte river saiI
i Writethe words. miltstonewatermiI canmakegraininto
1 Watermitts
wheeI windmi[[ useenergyfromflowing
2 Watermilts
hasa large
3 A watermitt onthe outside.
1 4 Thewheelturnsan insidethewatermi[[.
2 fromthe
5 Windmilts
3 haslongarmswith big
6 A windmitt
4 7 The turnwhenthewindpushes
the saits.
5 8 A mitlstone
Completethe puzzle.Writethe secretword.
- a whee[.
1 A watermitt 4 Themiltstone - the grain.
8 s ai l s .
- w heni t'sw i ndy . 5 T hew i nd- a w i ndm i l l 's
2 A windmitl
3 Thewheel_ a big axle.
Write true or false. r-*--T'-""-r
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1 Peopleusewatermi[[s
to makebread. i i | -'r " - r
z-1 i i-l i
2 Windmills
onlyworkwhenit'swindy. r- --r Ir-i---
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3 Watermi[[s
don'tuseenergyfromnature. '*l i--i I 1i - *:i *- i i r
to produce
4 We canusewindmi[[s electricity. 4'*i i
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areusefu[in placeswith no rivers.

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6 Peopte
usedwindmitts of yearsago.
thousands -
Thesecretword t, [" :]-; I ii- - il
W-Y:ffiffiW#wreffis Orderthe words.Thenwrite trueor false.
I long/ can/ Buses/ distances.
/ travel
Fu*sr *a* travelt**q dietar:*ee.
Writethe words. 2 many/ use/ Today/ wood./ vehicles

biodiesel boat bus car coal diesel oiI

gaso[ine heticopterptane train wood 3 cars/ from/ use/ Etectric
/ batteries.
/ energy

/ use/ ptanes
4 and/ human/ Trains/ energy.

5 from/ made/ is / materiats. / plant

/ Biodieset

Answerthe questions.
L Whatfuelsdo mostvehicles

2 Whatvehicles smokeor pol[ution?
1 7
2 8
3 Whattypesof vehicles
3 9
4 10 l

do younormatty
4 Whattypesof vehicles use? il

5 11 J:

6 t2

6 Teltins
theTirne Write trueor false.
1 A sundial's pointermakesa shadow
{* Readpages12-13. to tetl the time.
digitatclock sandclock 2 Sandclockshadglassbubbles with
I Writethe words. mechanicalctock sundial waterin them.
waterclock Ona digitatctockwe canseethe
timein numbers.
Mostce[[phones andcomputers
haveclocksin them.
ln waterctocksthe waterflowsfrom
the bottomto the top.
At[ mechanicaI clockshavegears
anda pendulum.
Findandwritethe words.
j :?: g a ti 1 r l u r ti ;l l
the chart.
V b S a n d t k 2
batteries gears pots glassbubbles water
S a r u t W o m 3
ffitfm pointer sand springs sun
p t e S t m W e
r t b u b t k c
I e m n u r c h 5
n r u d b n o a 6
I g I n I b h t n
o e X a t c c i
p 5 a t e t s c
s c v I p a z a 9
S h a d o W q t 10
W WWy#ffi$W
;iii Readpagest6-tz.
3 Write trueor false.
1 Orvi[[eandWilburWrightinvented
the firstjet ptane.
airship helicopterplane
jet engine propeller 2 Thefirstp[aneftightin historywas
i Writethe words. hot-airbatloon 12 seconds[ong.
3 PaulComuftewoneof the world's
in 1903.
4 Comu's helicopterfloatedin theair
for about20 minutes.
5 Theworld'sfirstplaneontycarried
oneperson at a time.
the puzzle.Writethe secretword.
4 Complete
Sometypesof ptanes onlycarry_.
Someplaneshave_ to makethemf[y.
A hot-airba[[oon
canfly but it doesn'thavean_
Som ebigpl anesc anc ar r y850_.
tr Match.Thenwritesentences. Helicopterscantakepeopteto _.
TheGENH-4_ cancarryoneperson.
Hot-airballoons powerfuIjet engines.
Helicopterscan exist200yearsago.
Someplaneshave be usefulin emergencies.
Planesdidn't areslowandhardto controt.


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me:**Qc * [i $
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radios telephonestelevisionssate[[itessounds
ce[[phones images messagesprograms wires 60mmunicale

L otd transmitted wires.

2 Otd showedblackandwhite
3 cantransmit
4 Modern cansendtext
5 Now transmitlotsof television Answerthe questions.
3" Match.Thenwritesentences. aretherein yourhome?
1 Howmanytetevisions
JohnLogieBaird the telephone in 1895
Marconi the firsttelevision in 1944 2 Howmanypeoplein yourfamityhavea ce[[phone?
Inventors the radio in 1876
Graham Be[[ the colortelevision in 1926
do youwatchon tetevision?
3 Whatprograms
2 4 Howoftendo youwatchmovieson DVD?

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the sentences.
3 Comptete
playgames typewords usethe Internetwatchmovies
q:" Readpages20-2L clickon buttons printdocumentslistento music
cursor joystick keyboard
$ Writethe words. modem monitor mouse 1 Youcan on the monitor.
printer speaker headphones 2 Youusea printerto
3 Youneeda joystickto
2 w 4 You with the keyboard.
4 5 Youusea mouseto

5 6 Youneeda modemto
7 Youcan if youhavespeakers.
7 &, Answerthe questions.
8 t Whenwasthe ENIAC built?
2 Howmuchdidthe ENIAC cost?
Circlethe correctwords.
1 Thefirstcomputers
wereverybig/ smattandheavy. invent?
3 WhatdidTimBerners-Lee
weighed3 / 30 metrictons.
3 TheEN/ACcomputer
wasverycheap/ expensive. 4 Whatcanwe movewitha mouse?
4 From1960/ L980peopteusedhomecomputers.
5 TheWeb/ modemwasinvented
in 1989. 5 Whatdo youusea computer
Write trueor false.
1 TheOasiscancarrylotsof peopte.
ii Readpages22-23.
is a largepassenger
2 TheBagger vehicle.
Writethe numbers. 3 TheOasisis muchtatlerthanthe Bagger.
7.7 13,500 96 4.8 360 180 65 240 5,400 4 Doctors to hetppeopte.
wi[[ usenanobots
5 TheMicro-Car
canmove,but it's notveryfast.
W \
ffi 6 Nanobots
arebiggerthanthe Micro-Car.
7 TheBaggeris heavierthanthe Micro-Car.
8 TheMicro-Caris
biggerthana finger.
Answerthe questions.
Bagger288 Micro-Car Oasisof the Seas 1 Whattypeof machineis the Baggeft
,ltemetershigh _ mil[imeters
high - metershigh
_ meterslong _ millimeterslong _ meterslong 2 Whatwi[[ doctorsusenanobots
for in the future?
_ metrictons - metersperhour _ passengers
pootsdoesthe Oasishave?
3 Howmanyswimming
Writethe words.
1 rcusieihsP do youuse?
4 Whatbigmachines
2 n;mniginamche
3 lisri6os6op
4 s3rPn5gs do youuse?
5 Whatsmallmachines
5 ceuhile
6 1i5c5lentt
A Machines
Survey A MachinePoster
1 Writetwo morequestionsfor the suruey. 1 Findor drawpicturesof a machinethatyou like.
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7 Doyousendtext messages?
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9 Doyousometimes
travelby plane?
10 Doyouplaycomputer
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