Computer technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of computing for elementary students. Back in the 1950s, computers were only for employees of the government and universities. They were way too expensive for the average person. In 1975, the Altair 8800 kit made them affordable. It also inspired a guy named Steve Wozniak to start Apple Computers with his friend Steve Jobs. Then came mice, GUIs, MacIntosh versus PC, and the World Wide Web. In the 2000s, computers got into cell phones and now everyone carries a computer in their pocket. Where will artificial intelligence take computers in the future?
The history of movie technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. It took 50 years from the invention of photographs to the magical motion of movies. In the 1890s, Thomas Edison’s company decided to make a camera that could take a bunch of pictures really fast. Next came silent films, talkies, and Technicolor. New technology gave us widescreens, 3-D, IMAX, and, finally, the digital revolution. How will virtual reality change movie-going in the future?
Telephone technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of landlines and cell phones for elementary students. Once upon a time, no one carried a phone around. Phones plugged into a wall and you could only move as far as the cord let you. And it basically stayed that way for 100 years! When we finally got cordless phones, you still had to stay in your house to call. The first mobile phones weighed 80 pounds and had to be carried around in a car—hence the term car phone. The dawn of the cell phone was the 1980s with the Motorola Dynatec. Phones changed forever. Now we have smart phones in our pockets!
The technology of taking pictures is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of photography for elementary students. So much science went into that selfie! First, people had to figure out how light even worked. Then, a French guy smeared sticky black stuff on a silver plate and the black stuff hardened in sunlight. And we had our first picture. (It was not a selfie.) People tried new chemicals and lenses and film to take better, faster pictures. Then came the digital revolution. Cameras got into cellphones and now there are SO many selfies. Will 3-D bring our photos right into reality?
Video game technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of video games for elementary students. The saga of video games is rife with epic quests, thievery, and competition. It took Ralph Baer about 15 years to complete his quest to play video games on home TVs, finally selling the first gaming console. Then Atari stole his table tennis game and made Pong and arcade history. Shortly after, Atari would also ignite the console wars with its Atari 2600. From Spacewar! to Mario Bros. to Fortnite, gaming has gone from geek to mainstream, with top Esports winners taking home millions of dollars. With virtual reality, where will gaming go next?
The technological history of airplanes is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. Bird envy drove aviation history. We studied bird wings to understand flight and made gliders. Then the Wright Brothers said, “Let’s add an engine!” and we left birds in the dust. Since then, we’ve flown faster, better, and bigger. What will happen next? Can Boeing or Airbus bring us hypersonic passenger jets? Would you ride in a self-flying taxi drone?
Love dinosaurs? Check out the weapons on these giant, old creatures. We learn about them by looking at and studying fossils left behind from millions of years ago.
The idea of preserving bodies has been around for thousands of years. Mummies are intriguing to everyone, especially when so well preserved. Great for science and history.
Earth was a lot different when dinosaurs were around. The worlds oceans were also ruled by large predators and they left us important clues. Find out how scientists use these clues to learn what kinds of sea monsters lived and what they might have looked like.
Earth was a lot different when dinosaurs were around, but they have left us important clues. Find out how scientists use these clues to learn what kinds of dinosaurs lived where, what they ate, and how fast they could run. You may also be surprised to learn which animals living today are dinosaur relatives!
Stomp through a world of the scariest, largest creatures that walked prehistoric Earth. Learn how paleontologists—dinosaur detectives—uncover the important clues that have revealed what we know about these terrifying animals.
For decades, as the monarch butterflies swooped through every year like clockwork, people from Canada to the United States to Mexico wondered, "Where do they go?" In 1976 the world learned the answer: after migrating thousands of miles, the monarchs roost by the millions in an oyamel grove in Central Mexico's mountains. But who solved this mystery? Was it the scientist or the American adventurer? The citizen scientists or the teacher or his students? Winged Wonders shows that the mystery could only be solved when they all worked as a team--and reminds readers that there's another monarch mystery today, one that we all must work together to solve.
A young child adventures back in time to 70 million years ago to meet an Edmontosaurus, learning about this dinosaur's babies, its diet, and how it stayed warm in its cold habitat. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.
A young child adventures back in time to 125 million years ago to meet an Iguanodon, learning about what this dinosaur ate, its size, and how it traveled in a herd. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, glossary, and further resources.
A young child adventures back in time to 150 million years ago to meet a Diplodocus, learning what sounds this dinosaur made, its size, and what it ate. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.
A young child adventures back in time to 100 million years ago to meet a Spinosaurus, learning how they looked, where it lived, and how they hunted other dinosaurs for food. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.
A young child adventures back in time to 152 million years ago to meet an Allosaurus, learning what they ate, its size, and how even this big dinosaur sometimes got hurt. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.
A young child adventures back in time to 66 million years ago to meet an Ankylosaurus, learning about what this dinosaur looked like, its diet, and how it used its clubbed tail to stay safe. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.
Sold in trucks, restaurants, and markets around the world, tacos have extended far past their Mexican beginnings. Young readers can learn about the history of tacos, from their mining origins to the creation of the hard shell, as well as the preparation of the food. Features such as recipes, a topping chart, and a timeline add extra spice to this low-level title!
Do you scream for ice cream? This frozen treat is a favorite dessert around the world! In this low-level title, readers can learn about how ice cream has changed throughout history, how it looks in different countries, and how it might still be changing today. Features including recipes, timelines, and maps make this title even sweeter!
What do you like on your pizza? From pepperoni to fried eggs, just about anything can be a topping! Readers can get the deep-dish on this popular meal, from preparation to history, and get a taste of it for themselves with special recipes. Additional features including an origin map, a timeline, and a topping chart make this low-level title easy to digest!
Nothing beats the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. This title takes readers through the creation of this delicious dessert, how it gained popularity, and the different forms it takes today. Recipes, a timeline, and other informative features represent information visually for learners of all types in this low-level read.
It’s no secret that crispy golden french fries are a perfect side for a burger or a hot dog. But their beginning is a bit more mysterious. This title examines the uncertain origins of this favorite food, charting their history up to the myriad types of fries available today. Features such as recipes, a timeline, and a chart of favorite fry types make this a title young readers will gobble up!
Como parte de la ciencia única, la serie Know-It-Alls! Cuenta con impresionantes portadas y texto atractivo, ¡este libro pone el enfoque en los Dinosaurios! ¿Sabías que el Tiranosaurio era el dinosaurio come carne más feroz? No era el más grande, pero era enorme – 7 toneladas (6.5 toneladas métricas) de monstruosidad. Con más de 40 pies (12 m) de largo, fue un asesino inteligente con una visión aguda. Aprende todo sobre estas criaturas prehistóricas y los paleontólogos que los estudian. Las ilustraciones increíbles realísticas y las cajas informativas de estadística, llenas con datos interesantes, hacen este libro de 24 páginas divertido y emocionantes para los jóvenes entusiastas de la ciencia de edades 4 para arriba!
As part of the unique, science Know-It-Alls! series that features stunning covers and engaging text, this book puts the spotlight on mummies. Did you know the mummy of the Pharaoh Khufu was placed in what is called the Great Pyramid? It is the largest stone structure in the world, consisting of 2,300,000 stone blocks, each weighing several tons! That’s one big tombstone!