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Coding in Transportation

From the Series Coding is Everywhere

Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Category Leveled Readers, Nonfiction
Subject Blastoff! Readers Level 2, Science and Math
Copyright 2019
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Readers
Blastoff! Readers Level 2
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JNF051120, JNF012040
Dewey 629.04
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9 x 0.25
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level J
ATOS Reading Level 2.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 197119
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Coding in Transportation

You may not realize how many things rely on code to run these days, and vehicles are no exception. Cars are the stars of this level-2 reader, part of the “Coding Is Everywhere” series (6 titles), which reveals that most modern cars contain more than 24 computers. These computers control things like antilock brakes, the radio, and GPS, but this wasn’t always the case. A quick history of autos—with appropriately identified photos—shows how technology has advanced over the decades, from airbags to self-parking cars. The colorful, roomy layout includes a large photo or graphic on every page and a few lines of text with glossary-defined words in bold. The point of this book is not to teach coding but rather to expand readers’ awareness of how coding fits in their lives.

Author: Elizabeth Noll