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 What makes sports gear safer? (Engineering keeps us safe)
 Author: Kurtz, Kevin

 Publisher:  Lerner (2016)

 Dewey: 796.028
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 535240 ISBN: 9781467779159
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Sports -- Safety measures
 Sporting goods
 Sports -- Technological innovations

Price: $28.65

This book uses engineering, science, and common sense to examine the clothing and sports equipment technology we have in place to keep us safe.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 175351
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.40
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 66592

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Booklist - 09/01/2015 Headlines are full of stories about football concussions, NASCAR crashes, and mountain-climbing accidents, and this STEM-oriented book tackles the issue head on, focusing on the science and engineering that goes into keeping young people safe and healthy as they participate in potentially dangerous activities such as football, biking, rock climbing, and motocross. By discussing cutting-edge technology in helmets, shoes, rappelling equipment, and protective gear, Kurtz reveals the engineering and design that often goes unnoticed but affects everyday lives. Each photo-filled, two-page spread zeroes in on a piece of equipment and, in straightforward language, explores the process of how real-world engineers start with a problem and work toward finding creative solutions, such as minimizing impact on sports fields, making climbers safe from avalanches, and cushioning the joints of runners. By focusing on the myriad ways young readers experience the useful application of STEM concepts every day, this title, and others in the Engineering Keeps Us Safe series, will likely pique interest in the scientific method and expand the scope of readers’ career aspirations. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.

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