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The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357014

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. From the shot clock and derailleurs to in-helmet headsets, goal line technology and carbon fiber skiis and snowboards, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

Indy Cars

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179325

Indy cars got their start on a car factory test track. That track went on to become one of the most famous racetracks in the world! Take in the long history of these open-wheel racers and much more in this title for striving readers.

Building a Roller Coaster

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515120

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished roller coaster. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.

Building a Stadium

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515144

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished stadium. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.

Snorkel Coral Reefs

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513461

This beginning reader takes young people under the sea to meet amazing animals! Using text aimed at emergent readers, each book also features vocabulary specific to its place in the world. Colorful photos make exploring fun!

Hike a Mountain

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513478

This beginning reader takes young people on a hike to the top of a mountain! Using text aimed at emergent readers, each book also features vocabulary specific to its place in the world. Colorful photos make exploring fun!

Journey through a Desert

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513492

This beginning reader helps young people explore the heat and beauty of the world’s sandy deserts! Using text aimed at emergent readers, each book also features vocabulary specific to its place in the world. Colorful photos make exploring fun!

Kingda Ka Roller Coaster

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965791

In Kingda Ka Roller Coaster, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this breathtaking engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this record-breaking roller coaster. An infographic illustrates how the roller coaster works, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about Kingda Ka Roller Coaster using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Kingda Ka Roller Coaster also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Kingda Ka Roller Coaster is part of Jump!'s Engineering Marvels series.

Fantastic Feats

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846568

Could you eat 17 pounds of cow brains? Could you pull a truck with just a rope? Could you eat an airplane? Or walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope? Maybe not. But inside this book you'll read about people who did all of these things. Then read the story Feat Of Endurance and discover how some people will do anything just to be famous.

Speed

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845707

How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.

Ocean Diving: Traveling Through Inner Space

W. Wright Robinson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848906

From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.

Wheels!

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848234

The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.

Colorful Kites

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847152

Provides a history of kites and kite making and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.

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.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Sports

Sarah Levete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119094

This exciting title inspires readers to get active, use their creativity, and collaborate to explore new ideas in the world of sports. Engaging activities, inspiring biographies, and clear photographs help readers create new and entertaining sports games and activities. A focus on accessibility and safety makes this title a strong addition to any makerspace.

Saving Face

Linden McNeilly (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425205

A look at the engineering processes that go into designing helmets for sports and work.

Roller Coasters

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035659

Strap into a harness and prepare for a wild ride! Roller coasters offer steep hills, wide turns, and incredible speeds. Curious readers will find information on the history of roller coasters, the materials used to build them, and the science behind the speed.

Stadiums

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035673

Concerts, ball games, races, and many other events take place in stadiums around the world. These large structures are build to hold thousands of people. Eager readers will find information on the different kinds of stadiums, preferred construction materials, and the science that gives these massive buildings their strength.

Tackling the Box

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608183

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on finding and accessing new fishing spots, advice on how to avoid polluted waters, and instructions for making a creel.

Fishing Gear

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608152

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on choosing a proper rod and reel, advice on how to land a catch, and instructions for making a landing net.

Gone Fishing

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608145

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on the best times to go fishing, advice on how to prepare for a fishing outing, and instructions for making a bug lure.

Soccer

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606882

An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of soccer, including scientific concepts such as spin and friction, and actions such as dribbling and kicking.

Volleyball

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606899

An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of volleyball, including scientific concepts such as gravity and acceleration, and actions such as bumping and spiking.

Baseball

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606844

An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of baseball, including scientific concepts such as momentum and trajectory, and actions such as pitching and batting.

Basketball

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606851

An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of basketball, including scientific concepts such as launch angles and inertia, and actions such as dribbling and shooting.