What About... Science & Technology?

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This superby illustated Question ' Answer book answer more than 70 questions to help you understand key subject areas.

Discover if time and space are linked, what happens inside a power station, how fast radiation travels, plus many more exciting facts.

Test your friends and impress them with your knoeledge using the challenging quiz pages, and learn exciting new facts in the easy-to-use fact panels.

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Overview

This superby illustated Question ' Answer book answer more than 70 questions to help you understand key subject areas.

Discover if time and space are linked, what happens inside a power station, how fast radiation travels, plus many more exciting facts.

Test your friends and impress them with your knoeledge using the challenging quiz pages, and learn exciting new facts in the easy-to-use fact panels.

Accurate illustrations and photographs create a visual factfinder packed with essential information on the science and technology that shapes our world.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
Parker introduces young readers to science and technology in this title from the "What About…" series. Starting with "the basics of matter," readers are introduced to atoms and the unseen world of science that is the foundation for many scientific breakthroughs. Next comes: "chemicals and compounds," "structures and materials," "energy and work," "electricity and power," "magnetism," "the electronic age," "rays and radiation," "light and lasers," "sound," "force, motion, and machines," "time and space," "transport and communications," and "technology today and tomorrow." The information is presented in a question and answer form—meaning that questions such as "How do CDs and DVDs store information?" are asked and then a short paragraph explains the answers. This format is perfect for readers who just want to explore bits and pieces of each subject, rather than reading the whole book straight through. This also means that there is a lot of information that will introduce readers to various bits of science and technology, but it does not ever get too detailed. If readers find something in this introductory text that they are extremely interested in, they will then need to go to a more in-depth source on that particular subject. There is also a detailed quiz and index included. Reviewer: Joella Peterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422215654
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: What About... Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Basics of Matter 8

What are substances made off?

Are atoms the smallest og matter?

What are quarks?

What holds the parts of an atom together?

Are all atoms the same?

Chemicals and Compounds 10

Do atoms join together/

Are atoms ever alone?

How else do atoms join?

what is a compound?

How many atoms are in a compound?

Structures and Materials 12

How is a material's strength measured?

What are other features of materials?

What are nature materials?

What material is most commonly used?

Is a tin can really made of tin?

Energy and Work 14

Where is energy?

can energy be made or destroyed?

What happens in an energy chain?

Can energy be created from atoms?

What is nuclear energy?

Electricity and Power 16

What is electricity|?

Do all substances carry electricity?

How do batteries work?

What happens inside a Power Plant?

What are DC and AC?

Magnetism 18

What is a magnet?

How is magnetism made?

Which substances are made?

Can magnets be switched on and off?

Are magnets common?

How does an electric motor work?

The Electronic Age 20

How do electronic devices work?

Do electronic devices use much electricity?

What are ICs?

What is a microchip?

What are CPUs?

Rays and Radiation 22

What is radiation?

Can radiation be emitted as particles, not waves?

Is "radioactivity" radiation?

How fast does radiation travel?

Is radiation harmful?

Light and Lasers 24

What is Light?

Is light always in the form of waves?

Why are there different colors of light?

Does light always travel in straight lines?

How fast is light?

Sound 26

What is sound?

Can we see sounds?

Can we hear all sounds?

How fast doessound travel?

Can sound reflect, like light?

Force, Motion, and Machines 28

What is a force?

Do atoms move?

Are there differnt kinds of motion?

What is a machine?

Do machine give us extra energy?

Time and Space 30

When did people start measuring time?

When were clocks first developed?

Could time stand still?

Is it the same time everywhere in the world?

Are time and space linked?

Transport and Communication 32

Is the world really"shrinking"?

Will travel times continue to shorten?

What is a comsat?

What are the fastest forms of transport?

Which form of travel is most luxurious?

Will we have personal jump-jets or helicopters?

Technology Today and Tomorrow 34

How do CDs and DVD store information?

Which labor-saving devices are most popular?

Can cell phones get much smaller?

Does medicine benefit from technology?

How fast does technology become out-of-date?

Quiz Time 36-37

Index 38-40

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