Scratch helps children design computer games, animations, and interactive stories from the ground up and share them with people around the world. In this book, students explore Scratch through detailed explanations built to foster creativity and problem solving. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
A look at potential future developments in architecture, including self-contained cities, as well as computerized blueprints and other technologies that are currently considered state-of-the-art.
Somewhere along the way, something happened to give art that crucial kick that gave life to still images: motion. The art of animation, both hand-drawn and computer-animated, has a long and rich history spanning nearly a century of experimentation and innovation. This book helps students understand the role innovation has played in the development of animation industry.
Kids have always loved movies. But the way they make, access, buy, and listen to movies has changed radically over the years. What has driven this change? Innovation! This book uses Movies to get students to think critically about the impact of innovation.
Kids have always loved music. But the way they make, access, buy, and listen to music has changed radically over the years. What has driven this change? Innovation! This book uses Music to get students to think critically about the impact of innovation.
Photography is so much a part of life today that the average person my encounter more than 1,000 camera images a day. Cameras are now integrated with cell phones, digital images can be sent instantly to almost anywhere in the world. How is this possible? Innovation! This book helps students understand the role innovation has played in the development of the camera.
This title introduces young readers to diamonds, the hardest natural substance on Earth! Learn how diamonds are formed and where they are found. Historical and modern mining methods are detailed, and topics such as conflict diamonds are covered. The many uses of diamonds are examined, from industrial applications in products such as diamond saws and dentists' drills to engagement rings and birthstone jewelry. See how artisans such as diamond cutters and lapidaries use diamonds to create beautiful and useful jewelry by paying special attention to the four C's, carat, cut, clarity, and color. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.