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Engineering in My Community

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122612

Read about some of the things that engineers design, such as bridges and water systems, to improve life in our communities.

Creating Colors

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122667

Read all about primary colors, and how they mix together to make secondary colors.

Many Kinds of Engineers

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124609

Could an engineer that builds roads fix a problem on an airplane? Read about how different kinds of problems are solved by different kinds of engineers.

Ideas from Nature

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124593

Engineers often look to nature to help them solve problems. Read about human technologies that have been inspired by animals and plants.

Using Technology Wisely

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124586

Technology can make work easier, safer, and more fun. But some technology can also be harmful to the environment. Read about how we can make responsible choices in our use of technologies to help lessen the harm to the environment.

Energy Everywhere

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124579

Energy powers the things that make our lives easier, safer, and more fun. Read about the Earth-friendly tools that are used to gather energy.

Discovering Dinosaurs!

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124555

The only way we can learn about dinosaurs is by studying their fossils. Read about how comparing fossils shows us how different dinosaurs moved, what foods they ate, and how they protected themselves.

What Is the Best Solution?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123619

Did you know that a problem can have many different solutions? Read about how an engineer finds the best solution to solve a problem or meet a need.

Testing with Models

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123602

Engineers build models to help them test how well their solutions will work. Read about how testing small-sized models helps them spot mistakes, make improvements, and create the best solution possible!

Think Like a Computer Scientist

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123596

Computer scientists know how to follow steps, spot patterns, and fix problems to reach a goal. Read about how anyone can learn to think like a computer scientist!

Robots at Work

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123589

Robots are machines that can do work on their own. Read about all of the different and exciting jobs robots do in our communities.

What Makes It Move?

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123572

Did you know that an object can only move if a force is placed on it? Read about pushing and pulling—the forces that make objects move—and what happens when you change the strength or direction of a force.

The Right Material for the Job

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123565

Some objects must be made of certain kinds of materials to make them work the way they should. Read about how the properties of different materials, such as their hardness or weight, help make an object fit the job it is made for.

Egg to Frog

Rachel Tonkin, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123558

How does a frog grow? Follow the journey through a frog's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through it stage as a tadpole to becoming a fully grown frog.

Egg to Chicken

Rachel Tonkin, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123541

How does a chicken grow? Follow the journey through a chicken's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through hatching as a chick to becoming a fully grown hen.

Egg to Butterfly

Rachel Tonkin, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123534

How does a butterfly grow? Follow the journey through a butterfly's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through hatching as a caterpillar, to forming a cocoon and emerging as a fully grown butterfly.

Acorn to Oak Tree

Rachel Tonkin, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123527

How does an oak tree grow? Follow the journey through an oak tre's life cycle, from an acorn to becoming a fully grown tree.

Perfect Program!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123411

After receiving an electric shock, the Code Academy kids’ robot classmate, Ro-Bud, has forgotten all of her programming. Professor Chip and the class must learn how programming and operating systems work in order to get their trusty friend back in working order. With easy-to-understand examples and simple terms, readers will learn how computers operate as well as how they use hardware and software to do work.

Memory Madness!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123404

The kids at Code Academy are memorizing their lines for a school play with the help of Ro-bud, their computer classmate. But when Ro-bud can't remember her lines, everyone panics! Professor Chip believes it's a memory storage problem. By relating human memory to machine memory, readers are introduced to the concepts of computer memory and storage systems in an easy-to-understand way.

Loopy Logic!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123398

The Code Academy class puts their robot classmate, Ro-Bud, to work tidying up the classroom. But their instructions to Ro-Bud don't get the job done. They must figure out the problem by making flow diagrams that use logic to help Ro-bud make decisions about what to do. A simple activity helps readers see how their own daily routines involve making decisions using logic.

Hack Attack!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123381

When their robot classmate, Ro-Bud, gets a computer virus, the Code Academy gang is determined to help her. Along the way, they learn what a virus is, and how "hackers" break into computers to steal information or cause damage. This easy-to-follow book simplifies computer concepts to help readers learn why it's important to keep passwords secret to protect computers.

Debugging Disaster!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123374

Join the Code Academy kids as they learn how to write computer code that tells Ro-bud, their robot classmate, how to feed Turing, the class guinea pig. The easy-to-understand example shows readers that code is a set of instructions that follow a simple pattern. When Turing gets a tummy bug, the kids learn how to figure out what went wrong and how to “debug” their code.

Code Confusion!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123367

Professor Chip helps the class at Code Academy understand that computers communicate in a language that kids can learn. Simple sentences and easy-to-understand examples make learning binary code understandable and fun.

Why Do I Bleed?

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121707

Want to know how arteries carry oxygen-rich blood throughout our bodies and what blood type means? Fun illustrations and entertaining text help give kids a clear understanding of the blood and circulatory system.

Beans to Chocolate

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121660

Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of chocolate through the farming process to manufacturing. Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.