Technology (Scholastic Discover More Series)

Technology (Scholastic Discover More Series)

by Clive Gifford
     
 

A new-generation reference book about the cool technology of our world, for kids used to surfing and swiping.

Our world is full of funky gadgets and technological gizmos. Within the next hour, you will probably use a computer, the internet, a hand-held game, or a cell phone. Technology is not only playing an ever-increasing role in our everyday lives, but also

Overview


A new-generation reference book about the cool technology of our world, for kids used to surfing and swiping.

Our world is full of funky gadgets and technological gizmos. Within the next hour, you will probably use a computer, the internet, a hand-held game, or a cell phone. Technology is not only playing an ever-increasing role in our everyday lives, but also in the way we explore the world around us. Cool technology is useful, but what do we know about how it works? This book investigates the science behind technology, taking readers on a journey of discovery that they will never forget. It uncovers the smart tech of mobile phones, wi-fi, and GPS, as well as the inner workings of game consoles. It examines the world of movement--how cars, airplanes, and other vehicles run. It delves into nanotechnology, spy gadgets, cyborgs, building in space, and the eco house. Explore the pages of this book to discover how the coolest technology of today really works!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
The most recent technological developments are loosely grouped into computer technology, computer gaming, transportation, and energy. An opening spread introduces the reader to the book's format and offers advice on how to use the book to best advantage. This is helpful because each spread is packed with information in the form of text, photographs and graphics. Each chapter is introduced with photographs, three questions that will be answered in the content that follows and the chapter title in very large font. One technology is presented per two-page spread. Different size fonts within each chapter emphasize key details. Sidebars with smaller fonts and photographs add relevant information. Where appropriate, a time-line runs across the bottom of the spread. Graphics and diagrams provide additional descriptive information. Each page can be read either left-to-right, top-to-bottom or the images and captions can be explored at random. The page design discourages speed-reading. One of Scholastic's series, "Discover More," this large-format (11" x 9") book offers a companion digital book, "Cool Tech Heroes," that the reader can download from the internet. Clive Gifford's book concludes with a glossary and an index and would be a good addition to a middle school technology resource library. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545383738
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Scholastic Discover More Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,145,051
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
NC1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Clive Gifford is an award-winning author and journalist. He has written dozens of books for adults, teens, and children. You can learn more about him at www.clivegifford.co.uk.

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