Build a vending machine like ancient Greek engineer Hero of Alexandria did, or a tentacle prosthetic arm like industrial design student Kaylene Kau. This title gives readers both an understanding of mechanics and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.
Engineers design roads to be as safe and efficient as possible for the people who travel on them. From roundabouts and speed bumps to the routes that roads take, readers will learn how engineers follow the engineering design process to design roads that suit different environments and people who will use them. Vibrant photographs, child-centered examples, and a model-building activity allow readers to step into the shoes of engineers.
Can modern forensic tools help us uncover new clues about who built the Great Pyramid at Giza? What can mummy forensics teach us about the mummified remains of Egyptian royals? How does the forensic analysis of Egyptian coffins help identify an unknown cause of death? Curious readers will love this interesting title, which examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about ancient Egypt.
How can modern forensic tools help solve the mystery of ancient Aztec skull masks? What can we learn about Aztec life from the forensic analysis of their art? Can chemical analysis teach us about how Aztecs treated disease—and why millions were killed in an epidemic? This exciting title offers answers to these questions and more as it examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about the Aztecs.
Towers are tall, narrow structures used for many purposes, from measuring and predicting weather to offering a bird's-eye view of surroundings. This interesting book takes children through the engineering design process, giving them an inside look at how engineers design towers to suit specific purposes and hold steady in different environments. Reader-centered examples illustrate concepts for children, and a model-building activity allows them to design their own tower solution.
Houses are structures that allow people to meet their basic need for shelter. From its design to the materials used to build it, engineers design houses to withstand many different weather conditions and suit many different environments. Child-centered language takes readers through the engineering design process to design a house to solve a problem, and an activity allows readers to design a model of their own.
Engineers design structures using domes because of their amazing ability to withstand outside forces such as weather and weight. This unique book shows readers how engineers use the engineering design process to design dome-shaped structures that suit the environments in which they are built. Reader-centered examples illustrate concepts for children, and a model-building activity allows them to design their own dome solutions.
Can modern DNA analysis uncover clues about the ancestry and migration of Romans? What new information can forensic science teach us about the fate of the citizens of Pompeii? How can X-rays help us analyze ancient art to learn about ancient Roman life? Find answers to these questions and more in this captivating title, which examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about ancient Rome.
What can modern DNA analysis of skeletons tell us about the lifestyle, diet, and beliefs of the Maya? How can new mapping technology uncover previously hidden Mayan cities and structures? Can we use forensic science to solve the mystery of how the Mayan civilization came to an end? Get lost in this compelling title, which examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about the Maya.
Discover what earthquakes are and how they are caused. Find out how scientists measure earthquakes, and what makes some earthquakes so much more destructive than others. Read about some of the most serious earthquake disasters in history, and how people can be better prepared in the future.
With over 1700 species, more than one-third of all mammals are rodents. From the jumping jerboa to the humungous capybara, What is a Rodent? gnaws through rodent myths to expose the facts about this often misunderstood group. Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the rodent family tree, a rodent's body and amazing teeth, homes underground and in watery habitats, millions of mice and rats, many rodent cousins from squirrels to prairie dogs, their prickly quills, webbed feet, and fabulous fur, and pet care tips.
From a stalk of corn to a pine tree, every plant is made of plant cells. What material is in these cells? How do they hold together? How do growers use their knowledge of cell growth to create new plants? What's next in plant science? You can see the hidden secrets of cell life in the fascinating photos, diagrams, and text inside.
Is there some mysterious force of nature that has a sense of humor, causing seemingly unexplained and bizarre things to happen on Earth? Flying omelets and shoals of fish falling out of the sky may have perfectly sensible explanations, but how do we explain the way that twins separated at birth have time and again followed the same path through life? In this intriguing book, scientists use science and chaos theory to try to explain the Cosmic Joker.
This book takes students on a journey from the traditional practices of the Far East to modern Western medicine. Looking at the sometimes mysterious treatments and their applications, Mysterious Healing seeks explanations for the amazing healing powers that people claim to have seen and experienced.
A popular story tells of President Lincoln predicting his own assassination, but not knowing where or when it would take place. This intriguing new title from Crabtree examines real-life cases where dreams appear to have been predictions of events yet to happen. Scientists and believers in this phenomena explore whether we really can see into the future, or if these happenings are just coincidences.
From designing robots to developing new forms of energy, 21st-century careers in engineering are not limited only to construction sites. This title explores the exciting and world-changing possibilities that an education in engineering can lead to.
This fascinating book takes readers through the life story of influential English archaeologist and traveler Gertrude Bell. Bell explored what is now the Middle East and played a significant role in the creation of modern Iraq. Historical facts, images, and high-interest information are presented in a tabloid-style to engage readers in an accessible way. Topics include Bell’s work in archaeology, her mountain summits, and her role in World War One.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.