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.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Subject||Machines, Science and Math, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
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.