Exploring the universe greatly depends on space robots. They go where astronauts cannot go and survive where astronauts cannot survive. Food, water, sleep, and oxygen are not required for them to function, and radiation exposure is not a concern. Young readers curious about space will gravitate toward this high-interest title.
The MQ-1 Predator drone served the U.S. military well for over two decades. The flying robot’s early missions were surveillance and reconnaissance. But in time, the drone became armed with Hellfire missiles for attack missions. This STEM-aligned title shows interested readers robots that don’t stay grounded.
General Motors brought the first factory robot to life in 1961. The 4,000-pound assembly-line robot was named Unimate. It proved it could build cars twice as fast as humans could! In this children’s tech title, the behind-the-scenes robots that make factory work fly get much-deserved attention.
Soldiers regularly put themselves in harm’s way to promote peace and protect freedom. This means they have great appreciation for their robotic stand-ins— PackBots. The remote-controlled robots especially save the day when they find hidden bombs! This book puts kids on a reading mission to discover how robots serve the military.
Pressing Down explores the benefits and uses of the lever. RobbO and RobbEE learn how a lever can be formed in three different ways to do different kinds of worklift and lower, separate, and open.
Pulling Up explores the benefits and uses of the pulley. This clever device uses rope wound over a grooved wheel to help lift heavy loads. RobbO and RobbEE use a pulley to remove the engine from their car.
Rolling Along explores the benefits and uses of the wheel and axle. RobbO and RobbEE build a cart to make it easier to move a heavy load, and learn how the wheel and axle are also used for lifting and turning.