SERIES MADE SIMPLE

Let's Explore Engineering

. 9781541503274. Levit, Joe. Let's Explore Technology. ISBN 9781541503267.ea vol: 24p. (Bumba Bks: A First Look at STEM). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Lerner. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $26.65.
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PreS-Gr 1—Written for beginning readers, this series balances full-page photos with simple text on the facing page. Each title begins by defining the topic, then giving several examples of what each discipline can accomplish. The appeal is in the connections made between familiar experiences and the concepts being discussed. Math can help bake a cake, science answers questions we are curious about, technology makes life easier with inventions, and engineering plays a role in designing sports stadiums. This approach makes STEM familiar and accessible. The images feature a diverse mix of people. Scattered throughout the books are thinking questions ("Why do people build bridges?") to stimulate discussion. Each book also has a picture glossary.
VERDICT Recommended for collections serving preschool and early elementary patrons.

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