- Short-listed, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers’ Association
- Winner, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children , National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council
- Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
- Winner, Parents’ Choice Award
This title in the Books for Girls series looks at technology that girls encounter every day, such as CD players, microwave ovens and touchscreens. Filled with fun, easy-to-do activities, it encourages girls to experiment and explore. They are also introduced to eight women who work in exciting technological careers, including an astronomer, a radio frequency inspector and a plant physiologist.close this panel
Focusing specifically on the fun aspects, this book succeeds at showing how relevant science and technology are int he world in which we live, and tries to entice girls to explore the many possibilities int he field. Beginning at home with the television remote, automatic doors and automatic hand dryers, the author explains the intricate details of how these items actually work and the science involved,... The books is carefully organized, progressing through everyday items as they appear in readers’ lives. Each chapter begins with a dialogue between a student and her friend or relative about the topic. More in-depth explanation follows, with a suggested activity. Sidebars introduce women who have interesting related careers. Attractive drawings, diagrams, and pictures add appeal. An index and a page of ideas for science-fair projects conclude the book. A good choice to show girls how exciting the world of technology can be.
A number of modern marvels are introduced, explained and illustrated in a manner guaranteed to make technology something girls would want to know about.
Easy explanations of how everyday things work make this a must-have resource for young readers. Girls will also like the activities they can try at home and the profiles of women who work in the field of technology.
Profiles of various women with technological careers, including a plant physiologist, while providing easy-to-do activities that encourage young girls to explore and experiment with technology.
Even young readers who don’t fancy themselves science aficionados will have trouble putting this book down as Romandek takes the mystery out of everyday technologies.close this panel