SERIES MADE SIMPLE

How Do Robots Defuse Bombs?

. 9781543541397. Ringstad, Arnold. How Do Engineers Reuse Rockets? ISBN 9781543541359.ea vol: 32p. (How'd They Do That?). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Capstone. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $28.65.
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Gr 2–5—Human problem-solving meets feats of modern engineering. Within each volume, curious readers will discover real-life situations where scientists and engineers used critical thinking to find solutions to problems as wide-ranging as how to reuse rockets to how to build wildlife crossings that protect both animals and people. While the sentences are a bit choppy, readers should find them straightforward and easy to understand, and amid the many photographs are the occasional gems that students will find fascinating, including one of a mummy's prosthetic toe. Educators will appreciate the critical thinking activity at the conclusion of each book, which empowers kids to be problem-solvers and encourages independent research.
VERDICT A welcome addition to STEM shelves.

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