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Cutting Edge Technology

Series of 6 titles

How do doctors use virtual reality? What effect will artificial intelligence have on the future? These questions and more are answered in this high-interest series about the world’s latest technologies. Vibrant photos and leveled text take reluctant readers on a journey through the history, science, uses, and future of each technology. Special features such as diagrams, timelines, graphs, and comparisons of pros and cons pack even more information into this fascinating series.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence
Cover: Bionic Pets Bionic Pets
Cover: Drones Drones
Cover: Nanotechnology Nanotechnology
Cover: Self-Driving Cars Self-Driving Cars
Cover: Virtual Reality Virtual Reality
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Hi-Lo
Subject Science and Math
Copyright 2021
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Epic
Language English
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Dewey 636.089
Lexile 500-620
Guided Reading Level O


Cutting-edge Technology

    These well-crafted books take a deep dive into innovative technologies such as nanotechnology, self-driving cars, virtual reality, and drones, exploring how they work and their histories and future uses. These often complicated topics are effectively distilled into readable, engaging text with only a few sentences per page, written at a second grade reading level. Abundant quality text features, including bold words, photographs with labels, diagrams, and timelines, also help readers comprehend complex concepts. A pros and cons chart in each book discusses the real-world implications of emerging technologies. Attractive, machinery-inspired graphics accompany photographs of the different technologies and those who use them. VERDICT Providing an entertaining and easy-to-understand look at new technologies, this series is a must-have for elementary and middle school libraries in need of STEM-oriented hi-lo titles.