Man-Made Disasters

Series of 5 titles

From crossing vast oceans to exploring outer space, we continue to push the limits of our scientific and engineering capabilities. But what happens when our pursuits don't go as planned? What are the consequences, and how can we learn from these engineering mistakes? This series explores the science behind some of history’s most catastrophic man-made disasters, from the crash of the Hindenburg to the explosion at Chernobyl. Early fluent readers will gain practice reading engaging informational text. Includes infographics, an activity, and a glossary to reinforce new words.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Challenger Challenger 2.9
Cover: Chernobyl Chernobyl 2.9
Cover: Deepwater Horizon Deepwater Horizon 2.9
Cover: Hindenburg Hindenburg 2.9
Cover: Titanic Titanic 2.9
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject Machines, Science and Math, STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2018-01-01
Dewey 363.12-910.9163
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 440-520
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

The authors recount the tragic circumstances of a number of devastating events in simple, straightforward language. Readers learn how the cold weather affected the rockets on the Challenger and that laws requiring more lifeboats were made after the Titanic sank. The books are easy to read, if not overly engaging. The images are a mix of stock and archival photographs, with most about a page in size. VERDICT Suitable introductions for young readers. Purchase as needed.

Author: Various