STEM in the Summer Olympics
Series of 7 titles
How do gymnasts use physics to take home gold medals? What technology make Olympians’ bicycles the best? Each book in STEM in the Summer Olympics highlights a different Olympic event and the STEM concepts that help Olympians succeed. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Includes diagrams, sidebars, photo labels, an activity, glossary, and index.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, New!, STEM|
|Subject||Science and Math|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.6-3.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
Series Made Simple
Having a hard time convincing sports lovers that STEM includes them? Then look no further—these titles cover bikes, boats, balls, and balance beams. The text asks questions to draw readers in and provides details about the science behind the equipment, uniforms, and techniques for the various Olympic events. Full-color photos give each spread visual appeal, and “Did You Know?” text boxes add details to the main discussion. “Take a Look!” insets feature diagrams show things such as the forces acting on a swimmer or how gymnasts use kinetic energy. Each book ends with an activity that encourages readers to experiment with one of the topics, such as how friction affects the bounce of a tennis ball. General ideas for parents and teachers are included in the series, as well as access to FactSurfer.com for recommended websites for further study. VERDICT A solid series for intermediate grade science or sports fans.