By Max Wainewright, John Haslam
Each book goes inside a different machine or technology and explains the key computer code and systems that are controlling them. Step-by-step activities teach you how to create your own versions of these machines on screen, and bring them to life - with code! The focus is placed on modern technologies that actually use code to work, rather than looking back at steam engines, etc. This will keep the practice of coding firmly in the contemporary. Each book assumes readers have reasonable general computer skills. The series uses Scratch as the coding language, as this is still the most used, user-friendly and flexible in building projects, however no prior experience of Scratch is expected and each book will include a spread introducing Scratch.Teachers have always used ICT across the curriculum and are looking for contexts to teach coding in. Kids that are interested in STEAM and the high-interest topics covered, will be engaged by the opportunity to explore the STEAM concepts creatively with code.
Triumphs of Technology
By Rob Colson
From the power points in our homes to the mobile phones in our pockets, every aspect of our lives involves ingenious inventions of incredible complexity. Learn all about the inventions and advances in technologies that have helped make our lives a lot easier and discover the inventors and great minds who brought us these new machines in STEM-gineers: Triumphs of Technology.STEM-gineers is an exciting 4-book series, which focuses on particular engineering or scientific challenges. You will find out about the great minds behind every featured discovery or structure and learn through hands-on projects how these great minds overcame the scientific or engineering challenges of their time. From simple experiments, to observing and recording various aspects of the world around us, this series is the perfect introduction to the exhilarating world of STEM for readers aged 9 and up.
Transport Around the World
By Moira Butterfield
Take a journey around the world to discover the transport methods used by children just like you!Where in the world do children learn to run their own railway?What is the best way to travel across a sandy desert?What colours are the cable cars of La Paz, in Bolivia?Find out in Transport Around the World!Children will love reading about the transport that their contemporaries in other countries use; from boats paddled between houses and carts pulled across busy cities, to riding reindeer and the fastest trains!Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
There are endless facts to learn about the technology we use every day, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how your own gadgets work? They make our lives easier thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding technology. It's time to discover how a house can make its own power, how a touchscreen works and how GPS helps us find our way. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth behind technology - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How a house can make its own powerHow a light bulb growsHow a microwave cooks foodHow a refrigerator worksHow a robot cleans a roomHow TV is broadcastHow a computer worksHow movies are streamedHow a mobile phone makes a callHow a touchscreen worksHow GPS finds your wayHow a 3D printer worksThe Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthMachines and MotorsOur PlanetOur UniverseYour Body
By Cath Senker
Find out about the tsunamis that have hit the headlines over the past decade. Read about the devastating consequences of the two enormous tsunami waves that devastated first communities throughout south-east Asia in 2004, and then the coast of Japan in 2011. This book looks at why these occurrences are so difficult to predict and what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck.The Planet in Peril series answers these questions and many more, looking at three case studies of recent natural disasters to see what happened, how people coped in the aftermath, and how governments, charities and aid agencies work together to rebuild devastated communities.
By Sally Morgan
This book shows how we use our sense of touch to find out about the world around us. Discover how touching works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of touch.
By Sally Morgan
This book shows how we use our sense of taste to find out about the world around us. Discover how taste works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of taste.
The True Cost of Technology
By Mary Colson
Who makes the technology we use every day in school and at home? What are the working conditions like for people who form part of the supply chain for the world's technology industry? This book looks at the impact our use of technology has on our lives and on the environment and asks how we can improve our lives and those of others with the things we buy.
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at amazing facts about the world of technology - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
By Rob Scott Colson
An introduction to the world's most popular high-performance vehicles. This title features all the information about trucks, from early and classic models to the latest high-tech machines.
By Jack Gillett, Meg Gillett
Each title in the series addresses an environmental topic and illustrated its aspects with the help of maps. An introductory spread presents the topic of transport networks and explains key ideas, concepts and vocabulary. Twelve spreads each introduce an area of the world, including a map locating relevant sites, graphs offering comparative data and photography.A spread at the back of the book provides further study and comparison exercises.
Tanks and Military Vehicles
By Rob Scott Colson
An introduction to the world`s most popular high-performance vehicles. Each title features all the information about a specific type of vehicle, from early and classic models to the latest high-tech machines.
By Clive Gifford
Find out all about trucks, from car transporters and dumper trucks to the latest monster trucks. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
By Clive Gifford
Find out all about tractors, from machines that lift, load, pull and push to the latest combine harvesters. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
By Ruth Thomson
This book will help you think about and look at the different forms of transport in use in your local area. Find out what they can tell you about how people live and work, where they shop and go to school and how they travel and spend their leisure time. Discover the clues that will tell you how people lived in the past. Think about the changes that could benefit transport in your local area.
By David Glover, Penny Glover
These books on vehicles are suited to the Key Stage 1 technology curriculum. Each book will feature strong colourful photographs and include information on how the vehicle works. The books will include interesting types of the vehicle, such as rescue vehicles and the vehicle's history. There will be quiz questions throughout the text to encourage understanding and to make the information accessible.