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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?

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.

Smart Wearable Devices

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172494

What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Wearable Devices, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in wearable devices. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.

Smart Vehicles

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172456

What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Vehicles, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in self-driving cars. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.

Smart Homes

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172449

What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Homes, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in today's homes. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.

Smart Healthcare

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172463

What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Healthcare, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in the medical industry. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.

Smart Farming

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172487

What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Farming, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in agriculture. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.

Smart Cities

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172470

What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Cities, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in cities around the world. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.

Renewable Energy in Infographics

Alexander Lowe (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173040

Renewable energy is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the importance and growth of renewable energy. Large-scale and personal solutions to fossil fuels are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

Pollution in Infographics

Alexander Lowe (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173026

Pollution is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the causes and effects of pollution. Large-scale and personal solutions to the dangers of pollution are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

Origins of Life

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172784

Explore the dark side of space in Out of this World, a new and exciting series for struggling readers. Who were the first humans? What happened after the "Big Bang?" These and other fascinating questions are discussed in the Origins of Life title using considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance reading comprehension. Sidebars include hands-on experiments, spotlight biographies on women in science, tech connections, and far out facts.

Natural Disasters in Infographics

Alexander Lowe (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173019

Natural disasters are one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the causes and effects of natural disasters. Ways to prepare for these events are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

Mars Colonization

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172814

Explore the dark side of space in Out of this World, a new and exciting series for struggling readers. Why should we colonize Mars? What are the dangers of living on Mars? These and other fascinating questions are discussed in the Mars Colonization title using considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance reading comprehension. Sidebars include hands-on experiments, spotlight biographies on women in science, tech connections, and far out facts.

Invasive Species in Infographics

Renae Gilles (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173002

Invasive species are one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the causes and effects of invasive species. Large-scale and personal solutions to invasive species are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

Industrialization in Infographics

Renae Gilles (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173057

Industrialization is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the history, importance, and environmental impacts of industrialization. Large-scale and personal solutions to industrialization issues are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

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.