Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World With 25 Projects

Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World With 25 Projects

By: Marcia Amidon Lusted (author), Tom Casteel (illustrator)Paperback

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Introduces readers to a diverse array of engineers who are responsible for designing the environments we inhabit today. Encourages readers to think about the mechanisms behind the user interfaces they encounter on a daily basis. Engineering design (separate from science and math) is included in the Next Generation Science Standards as a way to give context for math and science as well as provide opportunities for inclusion and innovation. This nonfiction title for ages 9 through 12 explores the biographies of more than 30 people who have contributed to the world in meaningful and lasting ways. Enrichment activities integrate STEAM skills and encourage readers to engage in the material at a practical level. Links to online primary sources and other websites and videos enhance the learning and engage readers in inspired independent study. Encourages readers to consider themselves as innovators and think creatively about problems they perceive in society. Introduces the engineering design process as a way of funneling creative ideas into useful products and processes. Uses an inquiry-based, open-ended investigation approach to encourage readers to reach their own conclusions and explore individual creativity. Meets the Common Core state standards in language arts for reading informational text. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

About Author

Marcia Amidon Lusted has written more than 80 books for young readers, many on historical subjects. As an assistant editor for Cobblestone Publishing and its award-winning history magazines, she has written widely on many different historical eras. Her books for Nomad Press include The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz and Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change. Marcia lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master's degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head; Cities: Discover How They Work; and Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind. Tom lives in South Bend, Indiana.


*Timeline *Introduction: Inventors and Innovators Through the Years *Chapter 1 The Medical World Wash Your Hands What's In Your Blood? *Chapter 2 Solving Problems With Science How Big Is Our Solar System? Make a Fossil Can You See Clearly? *Chapter 3 Happiest at Home Home Kitchen Design Keep It Fresh The Nose Knows Make a Solar Oven Which One Is More Efficient? *Chapter 4 Engineering New Solutions Build Your Own Maglev Exploring Steam Power Spin It! Aluminum Air Battery Who Was the Real Inventor? Problem Solving *Chapter 5 Hands-On Technology Print it Like Gutenberg Codebreaker Morse's Message Binary Numbers Write Your Own Interactive Story *Chapter 6 Innovative Accidents Attractive Slime Slinky Science Glossary Metric Conversions Resources Essential Questions Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781619305205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781619305205
  • ISBN10: 1619305208

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