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Technology

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Navigators: Technology by Peter Kent

 

Get inside the minds of scientists, engineers and programmers, and unravel the workings of the modern world. Technology is an authoritative and visually engaging look at discovering the secrets of tunnel builders, the splitting of an atom, and the adventure of a ride into orbit. Web links and quotes throughout the book allow readers further exploration into each subject.

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Overview

Navigators: Technology by Peter Kent

 

Get inside the minds of scientists, engineers and programmers, and unravel the workings of the modern world. Technology is an authoritative and visually engaging look at discovering the secrets of tunnel builders, the splitting of an atom, and the adventure of a ride into orbit. Web links and quotes throughout the book allow readers further exploration into each subject.

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[T]akes a high-interest topic and breaks it down into two-page spreads stuffed full of arresting 3D imagery and peppered with a smattering of relevant information. These bite-size chunks could help foster a passion for exploring the ever-expanding limits of technological potential.

 

Journal Inquirer

Allows young readers to learn a bit about some fascinating technological subjects... Illuminating artwork.

 

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Curious young readers craving any information about these new technologies will be drawn into the book... a good addition to a collection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753463079
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Series: Kingfisher's Navigators Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,413,361
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Kent has been a freelance author and illustrator for more than 20 years. He has written and illustrated over twenty of his own books and most of Peter's work has been in children's nonfiction.

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Discussion Questions

1. Which of the technological innovations described in the book Technology is the most intriguing to you? Why?

2. Using your own creativity and science knowledge, design some form of technology that you think might be particularly useful in tomorrow’s world.

3. Referring to additional books, websites, and your own observations, create a timeline of technology complete with dates and costs. Go as far back as you can and find photographs illustrating these cutting edge innovations.

4. Using whatever materials you have available, design and build a model of a solar panel and a wave-powered device.

5. Investigate how roads and railroad tracks were built through mountains decades ago. Compare how they are being built today. What are some advantages and disadvantages to both techniques?

6. Since it is centrifugal force that keeps the riders in a roller coaster safe, is it possible for the coaster to go too fast or too slow for the safety of its passengers, somehow bypassing centrifugal force? Why or why not?

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