The invention of the combustion engine changed huge parts of daily life. It allowed people access to much more of the world, including the air and sea. These engines improved the food, clothes, and other everyday items that we use to live. It Changed the World: Invention of the Combustion Engine provides readers with a before-and-after look at the way the world has changed. Each book in the NGSS-aligned It Changed the World series introduces readers to some amazing inventions. Interesting facts and vivid photos show how these inventions changed, and continue to change, the lives of people around the world. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity for further learning.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Violet Jessop? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.
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.
Karts aren’t just for the amusement park. They can reach speeds up to 160 miles per hour! Many racing greats have gotten their start on the local kart tracks. Reluctant readers will love learning about these small but powerful racers in this thrilling title.
Whether Lamborghini or Ferrari, sports cars turn heads! These flashy cars look cool but are built for speed. Through the years, sports cars have pushed design, gone electric, and even reached speeds of more than 250 miles per hour! Readers will love learning about these luxurious cars in this exciting title.
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.
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!
A dragster can finish a race by the time you finish reading this sentence. These speed demons are the fastest accelerating vehicles in the world! Readers will the get a rush learning about these powerful vehicles and their incredible capabilities in this exciting title.
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.
In 1974, an inventor named Victor Wouk became a man who could be described as ahead of his time. He had developed a prototype for the hybrid, a car that would become the most credible and commercially successful alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles.
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.
A brief history of the bicycle examines its enduring popularity and versatility, accompanied by bicycle trivia, instructions for handcrafted accessories, and safety rules for the road.
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.
Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Jaguar F-TYPE, to life for readers of all ages.
Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Maserati Gran Turismo, to life for readers of all ages.
Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Mercedes AMG GT, to life for readers of all ages.