From the Series Super Science Feats
In X-Rays, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the discovery and development of X-rays and CT scans. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about how medical imaging works and how this super science feat continues to adapt in our changing world, from broken bones to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity helps readers learn more. Children can learn more about X-rays using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. X-Rays also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. X-Rays is part of Jump!’s Super Science Feats: Medical Breakthroughs series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
Super Science Feats: Medical Breakthroughs - Reviewed by School Library Journal
Large, clear photos showing petri dishes of bacteria, patients receiving vaccinations, or archival images of early researchers fill the pages of this series. Information is organized into short chapters with brief paragraphs on each spread and additional facts in “Did You Know?” text boxes. Each title features an infographic, such as a flowchart on the production of penicillin. There is also a hands-on activity for each topic, such as using glitter and soap to demonstrate how germs spread. The books also mention how COVID-19 relates to each topic. Glossary words appear in bold within the text and are defined in the back matter. General recommendations for parents and teachers appear in each book, as well as directions on how to access the FactSurfer website for more information on each subject. VERDICT A good series to update library collections and answer student questions.