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Technology Breakthroughs

Technology Breakthroughs  change history and society when they happen, and they are happening at a faster pace than ever. This STEM-focused series helps young readers gain perspective on developments in technology. Each book covers the content, contributing factors, key players, and effects of a major technology breakthrough.

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  • Dewey: 004, 333–380, 610–664
  • Reading Level: Grades 3–5
  • Interest Level: Grades 3–6
  • Page Count: 32
  • Trim Size: 7″ x 9″
  • Lexile Levels: 760–810L
  • ATOS Levels: 5.2–5.8
  • Correlation with National Curriculum
    • CCSS RI 4.1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8; RI 5.1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8; RL 4.1, 4; RL 5.1, 7
    • NCSS 2, 8
    • NSES E, G


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Latest Reviews

“This information-packed set examines the most significant developments in science and technology. While the criteria used to determine what makes these 12 discoveries the ‘biggest’ in their respective fields isn’t clear, the choices are nonetheless solid. Engrossing and revealing, the narratives mix straightforward reporting with fascinating anecdotes, such as how the word bug has come to mean a computer error or glitch, and eyebrow-raising facts that will have readers clamoring for more. Even the selection of these six broad technologies is a bit unexpected and intriguing and should pique student interest. Vibrant color photos and historical images provide strong text support and add visual interest, giving the books additional weight. VERDICT A satisfying and truly enjoyable series.”

School Library Journal, April 2015


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“These colorful and high-energy books focus on STEM topics; they will be used mainly for leisure reading, but have enough depth and variety that they could be useful for research. Each book is arranged chronologically, so that some of the 
first breakthroughs are hundreds or thousands
 of years old. The double-page coverage of each breakthrough is liberally seasoned with Fact Boxes and critical thinking questions. In addition there are recommended websites and the publisher’s site where readers can find news related to the topics. Recommended.”

—School Library Connection, November 2015


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