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Bionic Bodies

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119896

We are witnessing incredible breakthroughs in health science, from electronic eye implants and thought-controlled artificial limbs to nanobots—tiny robots that can deliver medication inside the body. Bionic Bodies introduces young readers to the mind-blowing technological innovations that are —or soon will be—improving and advancing the capabilities of the human body, as well as saving people’s lives. Features include dynamic photographs and a timeline depicting the amazing achievements in the field of bionics.

Space Tech

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119902

From voyaging farther into the universe than ever before to the possibility of living on Mars, technological innovations are turning former dreams into reality. Space Tech explores these exciting advances through stunning photography, informative and engaging text, and a timeline of the historic achievements that have transformed our understanding of the universe. This imagination-capturing title also examines the surprising ways we already benefit from space technology, including enriched baby food and laser eye surgery.

Supercharged Sports

Paula Johanson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119919

From drones capturing unique angles of plays for enhanced analysis to swimsuit material helping swimmers go faster, technological innovations are transforming the way sports are played as well as watched. Supercharged Sports examines these exciting advances in technology and also explores what’s coming next in the world of sport science, such as health-monitoring systems sewn into the fabric of uniforms and even more immersive virtual reality experiences.

Tech Industry

Paula Johanson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119926

Tech Industry examines the technological innovations that are transforming not only the way goods are manufactured and distributed, but also how people function in the workplace, from the farmer in the field to the pilot in the sky. Dynamic photographs and informative text sharply illustrate the momentous advancements we are experiencing in industrial technology, such as 3-D printing, product delivery by drone,and computer chips for consumers to track the path of their food from source to plate.

Tech Living

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119933

From robots cleaning houses to clothes that can correct posture, technology is constantly introducing ways to improve our lives. Tech Living explores many of these current and soon-to-be appearing innovations through dynamic photographs and engaging text. Young readers are encouraged to consider both the benefits and drawbacks of many of the technological advancements that are changing the ways humans live at an astonishing rate.

Tech to Protect

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119940

Tech to Protect explores many of the incredible technological innovations that are occurring in the defense industry, including weaponry and military hardware, as well as surveillance and cybersecurity programs. Robots and drones are replacing humans in combat situations and police officers and soldiers are being equipped with “superhuman” abilities through x-ray vision and exoskeletons. Young readers will also learn about the controversies some of these innovations are creating, including concerns over privacy.

Levers in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119018

Children will enjoy this fun book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the lever. Simple text describes the structure and uses of levers, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the lever they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Pulleys in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119025

Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the pulley. Simple text describes the structure and uses of pulleys, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the pulley they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Screws in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119032

Children will enjoy this interesting book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the screw. Simple text describes the structure and uses of screws, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the screw they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Wedges in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119049

Children will enjoy this creative book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wedge. Simple text describes the structure and uses of wedges, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wedge they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Wheels and Axles in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119056

Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wheel and axle. Simple text describes the structure and uses of wheels and axles, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make their own. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wheel and axle they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Innovations in Communication

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118042

Imagine a world where you had to write letters, mail them at the post office, and wait a week or two for a response. You might not realize that there was once a world without your favorite forms of instant communication. The way you keep in touch with the people around you is because of amazing inventions in communication throughout history! From braille to texting, this title explores the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who saw challenges in the way we communicate with each other, and overcame them! With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us connect freely with friends and family across boundaries?

Innovations in Everyday Technologies

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118059

You might not realize that there was once a world without microwaves, umbrellas, or elevators! That’s a lot of cold food, wet clothing, and stairs! Luckily, some innovative people have solved problems in everyday technologies throughout history. This title explores the gadgets, structures, and materials that we depend on every single day, and the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who dreamed them up! These inventions make things easier in our day-to-day lives. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help make our daily lives a little easier?

Innovations in Health

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118080

You might be shocked to discover how some illnesses and diseases were treated years before medical innovations were made. This book will make you feel lucky that you were born after many safe and successful ways were developed to treat illnesses and save lives. Learn about important innovations made in health care that we now take for granted, and the amazing scientists, inventors, and engineers who developed them. With a little inventive thinking, how could you come up with a way to keep you and your family healthy?

Innovations in Safety

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118066

You might not know there was once a world without bike helmets, seatbelts, and airbags. This title looks at major innovations in safety over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. These amazing individuals have saved countless lives by identifying safety hazards in everyday situations, and inventing devices that keep people from getting hurt. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help protect people and even save lives?

Innovations in Transportation

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118073

Imagine a street filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realize that, before vehicles, it used to take days—even weeks—to visit friends or family! This title looks at major innovations in transportation over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us change the way we travel?

Joining Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120502

Children will enjoy this interesting book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how materials can be joined together to create one object with many individual pieces. Simple text describes how objects made of many pieces can be disassembled to make new objects, and how the properties of those objects can be observed. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Mixing and Separating Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120496

Children will enjoy this engaging book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how matter is mixed together or separated to create new properties. Simple text describes how mixing and separating can result in new states of matter, substances, and materials with differing properties. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Shaping Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120519

Children will enjoy this inventive book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how materials can be shaped to serve different uses and purposes. Simple text describes how natural and human-made materials are shaped for their purposes, and how the properties of those materials support their purpose. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Testing Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120489

Children will enjoy this intriguing book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how the properties of materials make them best suited for different purposes. Simple text describes how the properties of materials, such as transparency and buoyancy, relate to their uses. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned—especially related to testing the uses of materials. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Astonishing Bodies

Charlie Samuels (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193247

We all know the limits of our own bodies. That's what makes these unusual examples so incredible. Readers will be amazed by these mysteries of the human body—feats of strength, spontaneous combustion, human hibernation, sleepwalking, firewalkers, human pincushions, colored sweat, skin-shredding, human magnets, and feral, or wild, children.

Changing Matter in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120465

Children will enjoy this entertaining book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the properties of matter. Simple text describes the properties of liquids and solids, and how these properties change between states of matter. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the scientific ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Exploring Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120472

Children will enjoy this fascinating book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the properties of different materials, such as wood, paper, and plastic. Simple text describes the observable properties of materials, and gives readers the tools they need to compare and contrast those properties. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Get Into Wow-Factor Science

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119636

Amaze your friends and family with awesome experiments that let you see what happens when you combine materials, mix ingredients, and play with forces. From gooey slime to “exploding” toothpaste, this cool title walks readers through simple, low-preparation and more complex science experiments to get creativity flowing. Step-by-step photos and fact boxes support readers and bring the experiments to life.

Investigating Electricity

Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120083

Budding scientists will love learning about the properties of electricity by planning and carrying out investigations that explore how the energy form can be produced, conducted, and converted.