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.
BMW’s successful racing past shows in the popular M4. Even though it is meant for everyday use, it can hit speeds up to 190 miles (306 kilometers) per hour! Learn about the history of this flashy sports car and all the technology packed inside, with special features calling out top stats and showing how to spot the car. Reluctant readers will race through this high-interest title!
Driven by superheroes in Iron Man 3 and The Wolverine, the Audi R8 is an enviable car. This title digs into the features that transform this awesome vehicle into a supercar, with special features calling out the hottest stats, from top speeds to horsepower. Jump into the driver’s seat and take this high-interest title for a test drive!
Nissan has engineered a lot of vehicles, from the Frontier truck to the electric Leaf, but perhaps its crowning achievement is the sleek GT-R. Reluctant readers can follow Nissan’s history and learn about all the features that make this supercar stand out. With sidebars outlining specifications and showing off identifying qualities, this high-interest title is an exciting ride!
Tested to the extreme, even in temperatures down to -40 Fahrenheit (-40 Celsius), the Jaguar F-Type has been engineered to perfection. Striving readers can dig into this hot car, exploring its history and coolest features, with sidebars calling out need-to-know information such as top speed and identifying characteristics. Take this supercar for a spin with this high-interest title!
Tech is constantly progressing and changing. But have you ever stopped and wondered how it all started? In Model T to Self-Driving Cars, discover how the Model T evolved into the self-driving cars we have today. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions about this technology. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.
Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the self-driving car tech field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Self-Driving Car Technology introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.
Presents readers with the 12 worst shipwrecks of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, what caused each shipwreck, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers water safety.
The 20th century approaches, and life is about to change forever! Inventors across the world race to invent and innovate automobile designs. Which ones will end up on top? Anyone who has ever ridden in a car will appreciate this fascinating title about how the automobile got its start. Fun facts, a timeline, and inventor and automobile profiles show the importance of this amazing invention!
The Wright Brothers famously made the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But the history of human flight goes back much further! This title details the experimentation and innovation that went into the creation of the airplane. Special features highlight important airplanes as well as pioneers who had a lasting influence on the world of air travel. Buckle up and prepare for takeoff! This exciting title is sure to interest anyone with a love of planes.
Take to the skies with How to Build Aircraft. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions, handy templates, vibrant photographs, and easily accessible materials, this title shows readers how to build their very own aircraft that can really fly! Projects include a hot-air balloon, roto-copter, a variety of gliders, and many more.
In Panama Canal, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this important engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this crucial waterway. An infographic illustrates how the canal works, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Panama Canal using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Panama Canal also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Channel Tunnel, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this underwater engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they cross the English Channel in style. An infographic illustrates where the tunnel was built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Channel Tunnel using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Channel Tunnel also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Golden Gate Bridge, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this steel engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this iconic American bridge. An infographic illustrates parts of the bridge, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Golden Gate Bridge using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Golden Gate Bridge also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
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.
Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.
Used by the United States Army Special Forces, AH-6 Little Birds have a reputation for their ability to quickly attack a target and then get away before the enemy can react. They have proven to be so successful that the Army is developing a drone based off of the Little Bird design. This title introduces readers to the AH-6 Little Bird, its features, and the missions this small, speedy helicopter performs.
This title shows readers how to build cars they can really power and race, such as a balloon car, a solar car, and many more. Easy-to-follow instructions, handy templates, dynamic photographs, and easily accessible materials make these projects challenging, fun, and highly rewarding!
Perhaps no two people in history exemplify the spirit of invention better than brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Born in the Midwest in the late 1800s, Orville was exceptionally good at creating mechanical devices, and Wilbur had a genius for ideas. The turn of the 20th century came during an age of invention and technological development. Inspired by a fierce worldwide competition to be the first to invent a machine that could fly and be controlled by a pilot, the Wright brothers tested and refined several prototypes. At last, on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they achieved their pioneering flight. The brothers went on to develop machines and controls that made possible powered, fixed-wing flights and laid the foundation for pilot-controlled aviation as we know it today. They also founded the Wright Company, which built airplanes for the rising new industry of commercial aviation. Had Wilbur not died at the early age of 45, who knows what else the innovative pair might have accomplished.
The earliest airplanes all used propellers to fly. Find out how these planes work and how they were used.
Corvette is often called the Great American Sports Car. This dynamic new title gives an in-depth look at the history behind this great automobilefrom its inception in 1953 to the present. The book includes information about racing, restoration, and technological innovations. Detailed photographs, extensive details, and specs give readers an insiders look at the evolution of one of the worlds most iconic cars.
In The First Flight, readers will learn about the science and technology the Wright brothers used to develop the first powered flight. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the brothers had to overcome to get a flying machine in the air and how this super science feat continues to help us develop airplanes.
This books describes the process used to develop transportation methods and describes the ways each STEAM field is involved in the process.
In Titanic, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the ill-fated voyage of this “unsinkable” ship. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates parts of the Titanic, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Titanic using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Titanic also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.