From Kingfishers to... Bullet Trains

From Kingfishers to... Bullet Trains

by Wil Mara


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Did you ever wonder how innovation happens? Or what it takes to turn a new idea into something that works? The Innovation Library takes a look at people and their creative ideas. It explores how lasting contributions are made in diverse fields such as sports, entertainment, medicine, technology, and transportation.

Explore the power of being open to different perspectives and sharing failures and successes with others. Discover how acting on creative ideas can lead to new solutions to old problems.

How can an animal's amazing abilities inspire technology?

Which inventors made the leap from burrs and birds to Velcro and airplanes? Find the answers to these questions and more. Take a look at invention from a new perspective! Read all the Innovations from Nature titles:

From Bats to … Radar

From Birds to … Aircraft

From Cats' Eyes to … Reflectors

From Kingfishers to … Bullet Trains

From Locusts to … Automobile

Anti-Collision Systems

From Sharks to … Swimsuits

From Thistle Burrs to … Velcro

From Woodpeckers to … Helmets

To guide your reading, look for these notes that will help build the understanding and skills you'll need in the 21st century:

Learning & Innovation Skills You need to learn about many things, but you also need to learn how to learn. These notes give you hints about how to use what you know in better and more creative ways.

21st Century Content You study reading, math, science, and social studies. You also need to learn about the world of work and your community. These notes tell you about business and money. They also give you ideas about how you can help yourself, your community, and the world.

Life & Career Skills These notes tell you about skills you will use throughout your life. They give you ideas about how to work well with others, make good decisions, and achieve your goals in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610806725
Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: 21st Century Skills Innovation Library: Innovations from Nature Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: NC1110L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Speeding Through History 4

Chapter 2 Hey, Turn That Down! 9

Chapter 3 What in the World Is Biomimicry? 14

Chapter 4 The Future of Bullet Trains 20

Chapter 5 The All-Star Team 25

Glossary 30

For More Information 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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