From the Series Speed Zone
In Superfast Trains, early fluent readers will learn about the mechanics, design, engines, and aerodynamics that make trains superfast.Infographics and sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about STEM and trains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Superfast Trains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Superfast Trains is part of Jump!’s Speed Zone series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
Speed Zone - Reviewed by School Library Journal
More than just a series about fast vehicles, this dynamic set describes the science behind what gives these speedy machines their powerful zip. Superfast Cars explains how engineers work to reduce drag on aerodynamic race cars, letting them maximize their potential. Superfast Jets and Superfast Rockets explain just how much thrust is needed to work against gravity and get these mighty machines into the air. Superfast Boats includes watercraft both large and small, from drag boats to luxury yachts. Experiments in the back of each book encourage readers to build their own model vehicles. With clear pictures and simple, understandable explanations of the science behind speed, this series is a winning crossover between the “things that go” vehicle genre and science. VERDICT A recommended first purchase.