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Fact Factory

Fact Factory

by Anne Rooney
     
 

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You could write it down. You could try to remember it all. But what if you wanted to record something more complicated, like the details of every movie ever made? For something like that, you could use a database! This book will teach you all about databases: computer systems that are specially designed to store and compare information. You'll find out how to use

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You could write it down. You could try to remember it all. But what if you wanted to record something more complicated, like the details of every movie ever made? For something like that, you could use a database! This book will teach you all about databases: computer systems that are specially designed to store and compare information. You'll find out how to use databases and even make your very own "Fact Factory."

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Children's Literature
With a child-friendly format, including photographs and perky illustrations, this title will help elementary school students learn how computers work and how they can make computers work for them. Readers will gain familiarity with computer terminology and tools and those who practice the suggested activities will make strides in their computer proficiency. There is a great illustration on the very first page: the inside of a boy's brain shows how it is capable of storing different types of information—about animals, what is for supper, and numbers in French. Since no one's brain can remember everything, computers can help when we need to store, compare and sort facts. With step-by-step instructions, this title helps children create and use relevant databases. On each page "boxes" provide the information children need in a way that makes sense to them. The information from the boxes shows young readers how a database can help them record information for school projects, hobbies, family activities and community surveys. Readers will learn the importance of putting accurate information into the computer. This book, which does a great job of explaining the computing process in basic, easy-to-understand terms, is part of the "Learn Computing" series. An index and glossary are found at the back, as well as a section entitled "Grown-up zone," which provides instructions for adults working with children on computer technology. 2004, QEB Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.
—Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845380427
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
08/27/2004
Edition description:
Revised

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