This easy-to-follow book allows young learners to explore inner workings of TV remotes.
Can you imagine having to actually get up to change the channel on your TV? Well, before the remote control was invented, that’s exactly what you had to do. This book talks about all kinds of remote controls used on TVs, video games, smartphones, and remote controlled toys. This book will allow students to ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
Filled with full-color photographs and reading comprehension activities, this book effectively engages students and complements the research of how an important piece of technology works. TV Remotes allows students to make observations and gather information about a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Each 24-page book features a teacher-focused concept, before- and after-reading activities, a photo glossary, and more, for a well-rounded understanding of the topic. The How It Works series lets young readers explore and research the technology and design of important, everyday things and how they are engineered. With simple-to-follow text and full-color photographs, these books easily engage young learners to discover the inner workings of complex objects and concepts.
A solid overview of the mechanics behind each machine. By including such high-interest topics as roller coasters, wave pools, and drones, this latest installment will undoubtedly inspire inquisitive minds to seek out other titles in the series. Advanced scientific concepts, including centrifugal force (Cotton Candy) and aerodynamics (Drones), are simply explained so that readers gain a basic understanding of the processes, engineering, and design without being overwhelmed by details. Interesting tidbits, such as how roller coaster designer Ron Toomer never rode any of his creations due to his severe motion sickness, are sprinkled throughout the text and offer specifics that are fun and memorable. In terms of design, the large black print stands out on crisp, white pages, while full-page photos are attention-grabbing. A photo glossary, complete with pronunciation, reinforces concepts and provides a satisfying conclusion. VERDICT A must for all children’s nonfiction collections. < p>
School Library Journal, November 2016