Save the crash-test dummies
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies|
Jump in the driver's seat for this entertaining, STEM--filled tour of the history of car production and the science and engineering that makes cars safe.
"[An] innovative blend of history, technology, and engineering.... STEM at its best."? Booklist , STARRED REVIEW
Cars take us to work. To school. To soccer practice. To the grocery store and home again. Can you imagine a world without them? It's not so easy!
One of the reasons we can use cars so much in our everyday lives is because they are safe to drive. But that hasn't always been the case. If it weren't for the experiments conducted over decades that involved all kinds of crash test volunteers--dead, alive, animal, or automated--cars as we know them might not be around. And then how would you get to school?
Filled with fun four?wheeled nuggets of history and explanations of how cars actually work, this nonfiction book from former science educator and award--winning author Jennifer Swanson will appeal to lovers of all things that go and readers who are interested in getting under the hood and seeing how things work.
ContentsUnder the hood and behind the wheel
Belt me in
Hit the brakes
Look out behind you
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Safety measures
-- Juvenile literature.
Automobiles -- Crashworthiness -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Automobiles -- Design and construction -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Automobiles -- Safety measures -- History.
Automobiles -- Crashworthiness -- History.
Automobiles -- Design and construction -- History.
Instructional and educational works.
|Publisher|| Atlanta, Georgia :2019
Ages 8-12, Grades 4 to 6.
104 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm