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. Booklist, STARRED REVIEWCars take us
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.
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The author of more than thrity—five nonfiction books for young readers, Jennifer Swanson holds a BS in chemistry from the U.S Naval Academy and an MS Ed in K—8 science from Walden University. In addition to being an award—winning author, she is also a middle school science instructor for John Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth. You can visit her website here.
TeMika Grooms is an illustrator and arts advocate inspired by great stories and the characters that live them. She is intrigued by sequential art, specifically in the form of Children's Literature and Graphic Novels, and the power they hold to influence change in society.