How Do Smart Homes Work?

How Do Smart Homes Work?

by Agnieszka Biskup


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Imagine you arrive at school and realize you forgot to feed the dog. No problem. Pull out your phone and command the dog dish to dispense a serving of food. That's all there is to it - if you live a smart home. What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality for some families. People use smart phones and other devices to lock doors, turn on lights, close window shades, and check to see how much milk they have in the fridge. Find out how this technology works and what the future holds for smart homes.

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ISBN-13: 9781496687142
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2020
Series: High Tech Science at Home
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Agnieszka Biskup is a writer and editor based in Chicago. She is a former science editor at the Boston Globe as well as a Knight Fellow at MIT, where she studied science journalism. She served as managing editor of the children's magazine Muse and has written numerous children’s books in addition to many articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites. Her books have received awards from Learning magazine, the Association of Educational Publishers, the Society of School Librarians International, and have been chosen as Junior Library Guild selections. She is also a winner of the 2015 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award in the Writing for Children category.


Discusses how science and technology influence society and the natural world as stated in the Next Generation Science Standards; Uses everyday examples that connect to the real-world experiences of readers; High-interest topic ties to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) curriculum; Carefully leveled, high-interest text will engage even the most reluctant readers

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