by Tamara Resler
National Geographic Kids (2016)
Middle Grade Nonfiction
Explains the science behind a variety of objects, such as erasers, hoverbikes, microwaves, and more.
Why You'll Love It:
- Revealing looks at the science behind over two dozen vehicles, household appliances, technological gadgets, and recreational challenges.
- Additional nuggets of information are included in “Tell Me More” and “Fun Facts” sections, while “Try This” invites kids to solve challenging experiments and ponder hypothetical questions.
- Profiles of scientists, engineers, and innovators responsible for these cool technologies are also found in this full-color book with plentiful photos, graphics, varied fonts, a glossary, further reading, and an index.
Grade for 5th-8th graders.
What Else You Should Read:
- The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay
- The Case of the Soda Explosion and Other True Science Mysteries by Darlene Stille
- Super Cool Tech from DK