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Technology and You!

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122582

Read about the different tools of technology we use throughout our day. Think about which kinds of technology you use yourself.

Parts Work Together

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122575

Many technologies are made up of different parts that each perform a certain job. This basic introduction to systems will show you how all the parts work together as a group to complete a task.

What Is Technology?

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122605

Technology is the name we give to the tools that help make work easier, safer, or more fun for us to do. Learn about the basics of technology and how it improves our lives.

The Four Seasons

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122544

Read about the things that change outdoors with the season, including the hours of sunlight and the temperature.

Technology Then and Now

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122599

Read about the invention of certain tools, and how they have been improved over time to become the technology we use today.

Day and Night

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122537

Read about the Sun and the Moon, and how they change positions in the sky throughout the day. Find out what else can be seen in the sky.

What Does an Engineer Do?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122643

Read about the kinds of jobs that people do as engineers, and how they use math, science, and creative thinking to solve problems.

Mistakes Help Us Learn

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122636

Engineers don’t give up when they fail to solve a problem. Discover why learning from mistakes helps guide engineers to find the best solution.

How Engineers Solve Problems

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122629

Different problems need different solutions, but engineers follow the same steps to solve them. Discover the path engineers take to find new solutions or improve old ones.

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.