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History of Science and Technology in Entertaining Set of Books for Young Readers

Updated on August 6, 2019
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

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Introduce Young Readers to Some of Our Most Important Contributors to Science and Technology

Notable author Alan Katz has introduced a series of entertaining books for middle grade readers to introduce them to some of our most important contributors to science and technology. It's hard to believe that it is back-to-school time and once again students will be immersed in new curriculum for the new school year. It is sometimes difficult to encourage young readers to read books about science and technology concepts. Katz's series Awesome Achievers will entertain and educate our young students will fun facts about these important contributors that they may not have heard of before. Awesome Achievers in Science and Awesome Achievers in Technology bring to life some contributors that are lesser known but equally important in these fields.

Awesome Achievers in Technology introduces young readers to tech innovators who are not as celebrated as some others, but who have contributed their talents to some of the technology that everyone loves. Young readers will certainly be interested in reading about Nolan Bushnell, an inventor who contributed his talents to Atari and Playstation. Siri is part of our world now and Katz includes the technology gurus Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus in his collection of biographies in this entertaining book. Each technology innovator included in Awesome Achievers in Technology has contributed to technology that is important in our lives today.

Chris Judge contributed his talent as an illustrator with fun and creative illustrations for important developments in technology. Awesome Achievers in Technology was published by Running Press Kids, a division of the Hatchette Book Group, and is recommended for ages 8-11. It has an ISBN of 978-0-7624-6336-7. Teachers who teach the STEM curriculum will want add this fun read to their classroom library.

Awesome Achievers in Science introduces young readers to several lesser known figures in the world of science. We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this year, and Michael Collins is a lesser known astronaut who participated in the moon adventures. Our sense of sight is an important part of our life and Dr. Patricia Bath was an important figure in the field of ophthalmology. Katz introduces others in scientific fields that may not have been heard of before, but who contributed a wealth of talent to scientific endeavors. Fun facts about each scientist are included along with entertaining illustrations of their achievements.

Awesome Achievers in Science was also published by Running Press Kids and is recommended for ages 8-12. It has an ISBN of 978-0-7624-6338-1.

Teachers who teach the STEM curriculum will want to include this fun read in their classroom library along with Awesome Achievers in Technology.

Entertaining Illustrations Add to the Interest in Biographies of Each Important Figure

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Two Fun Reads for the STEM Curriculum

Teachers who teach the STEM curriculum will want to add these two fun reads to their classroom library. Young readers will relate to all of the technology and science tools that each imprtant figure has contributed. Learning about the people in each of these fields presents the opportunity for young students to delve deeper into science and technology.

*Take the opportunity to read a chapter each day as a class reading session. Introduce each figure and the science or technology contribution that they made to their individual field.

*Call attention to the fun facts about each important figure. Offer the opportunity for students to develop a project about their favorite scientist or tech contributor to present to the class.

*Assign a creative writing project for students to write about their favorite contributor and the reasons why they consider this to be their favorite.

*Add other books about each important figure to your classroom library for additional reading about each.

*Assign a creative writing project for students to write about their favorite tech tool that they currently use in their life and why they find it useful.

*Create a class chart of favorite tech tools that students use. Create a math graph of the favorites.

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© 2019 Cindy Hewitt

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