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Computers from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490456

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?

Movies from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490463

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?

Phones from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490470

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!

Photography from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490487

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 Games from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490494

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?

Building a Highway

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518749

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken to build a highway from the proposal, planning, and actual construction. A progressive visual timeline builds throughout the book. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.

Building a Subway

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518725

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken to build an extension of a subway system, from the proposal, planning, tunnel digging, and construction of the train and tracks. A progressive visual timeline builds throughout the book. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.

Building an Airport

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518718

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken for building an airport, from the proposal, planning, and actual construction. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.

Unboxing and Reviewing Online

Adrienne Matteson (author) Rachael McLean (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172265

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Unboxing and Reviewing Online, readers learn about the importance of online reviews and how to create their own unboxing video. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Taking Digital Notes

Amber Lovett (author) Rachael McLean (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172258

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Taking Digital Notes, readers learn the different ways they can take notes digitally. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Emperor Penguin Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172104

Follow the emperor penguin's journey across Antarctica in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Creating Slide Shows

Ann Truesdell (author) Rachael McLean (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172227

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Creating Slide Shows, readers learn how to create engaging and informative slide shows. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Coding and Scripting in Roblox Studio

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173200

Roblox is more than just a video game. It is a platform where millions of players create and share games with each other. With more than 40 million games available now and thousands more being added every day, it offers players a never ending source of fun and adventure. In this book, readers will learn how computer programming skills can be employed in Roblox Studio, the powerful tool that is used to create Roblox games. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Arctic Tern Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172098

Follow the Arctic tern's journey across the world in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Dinosaur Weapons

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781950825998

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.

Things I Do In The Winter

Taylor Farley (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781949354065

Kids learn early that snow and winter are cold. This title helps beginning read and learn about things we can do during winter.

Mummies

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781950825899

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.

Landforms and How They Are Made

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781947632370

Landforms make up our earth. Landforms are underwater and on mountains. They are everywhere we look and make up different habitats. Most are changing everyday.

Fossils and Sea Monsters

Craig Stevens (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781950825851

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.

Fossils and Dinosurs

Julie K. Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781947632219

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!

Food Chain In a Forest

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781947632073

Young readers are introduced to some of the plants and animals in a forest habitat. They are encouraged to learn more about food chains in a forest and to draw one of  their own.

Food Chain In A Desert

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781947632233

Deserts are amazing ecosystems and ecosystems are an intrigal part of STEM. Deserts may have very little water, but they are home to many plants and animals. Young children are introduced to one desert food chain and are encouraged to learn more and draw a food chain of their own. Also see Food Chains In The Forest to help round out this topic.

From Raindrop to Tap

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118189

Most of us use water all day, every day, without thinking about it. But how does it get to our homes? From the pitter patter of raindrops to the whoosh of water from the shower, this book follows the journey from the source to the resource. Water is one of the most vital natural resources for humans, and we use it in abundance for more than just drinking water. It is used in household chores, leisure activities, and in work and industry. Readers will learn about where water comes from and the water cycle, as well as how water is stored, treated, and pumped around the country and into our homes. Real-world examples consider the environmental impact of our water use and how we can reduce consumption in our daily lives, and how many people live in places around the world that do not have a reliable water supply and rely on local methods to clean water that is in short supply.

From Field to Plate

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118158

Most of us eat three full meals a day, but where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges, and fills the supermarket shelves come from? This informative book shows how methods of growing, using, and delivering food - one of the most vital resources to humans - have developed and changed throughout time. Find out about the history of food production and present-day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery, the processes used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, how different foods are prepared, and food safety. Real-world examples encourage discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource.

From Oil Rig to Gas Pump

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118165

This timely book looks at the world's production of oil and our dependence on this natural resource. The majority of today's forms of transportation run on fuel that comes from oil, and hundreds of thousands of the items we use every day come from oil or oil-based products. Readers will find out about the origins of oil and its first use in industry, and learn how it is found, mined, and processed into many different products that are used all over the world. Real-world examples also consider the environmental and human disasters related to oil, encouraging discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource. Possible alternatives to using oil are also discussed now that this important, non-renewable natural resource is running out.