Prehistory and the Classical Period

Prehistory and the Classical Period

by Briony Ryles, Derek (EDT) Hall
     
 

The history of science dates back to the history of humankind itself. Early people shaped stone pebbles into tools and weapons. They also learned how to use fire, and how to cultivate plants and animals for food. Recorded history began with the invention of writing, then calendars were devised to keep track of the seasons and new construction technologies enabled

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Overview

The history of science dates back to the history of humankind itself. Early people shaped stone pebbles into tools and weapons. They also learned how to use fire, and how to cultivate plants and animals for food. Recorded history began with the invention of writing, then calendars were devised to keep track of the seasons and new construction technologies enabled the building of cities.

This book contains:

Clear text, photographs, and diagrams that explain the history of technological advance

Sidebars explain the relevance of concepts to the science curriculum

Many glossary terms explained on the page

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - James Rutkowski
One of a series of "Curriculum Connections: Technology through the Ages," this book examines some of the earliest scientific discoveries and inventions and the changes they produced for humans and their way of life. Starting with prehistoric times and ending with the first century, the book is divided into easy-to-read sections that cover a number of topics. Starting with the discovery and making of fire, to the development of the wheel and other simple machines, to the building of the pyramids and Roman aqueducts, and the creation of ancient forms of artillery, each section discusses how these discoveries and inventions may have taken place and the impact they had on humans. Other sections investigate the origins of some of our basic foods, the domestication of animals, and the structure of some of the earliest civilizations. Readers will be intrigued with the articles on early writing and numbers, weights and measures, and the variety of calendars used by ancient man. Featured throughout the book are definitions of new terms and Curriculum Context sidebars that relate the reader's content understanding to state and national standards. Especially helpful are the timelines for science and technology that allow the reader to connect the discoveries and inventions with historic events and dates. Reviewer: James Rutkowski

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933834832
Publisher:
Brown Bear Books/Joe Hollander
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Curriculum Connections: Technology Through the Ages Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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