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|Air travel : science, technology, engineering|
Author: Otfinoski, Steven
Learn about the history of air travel and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field.
Calling All Innovators. A Career For You
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 7.10
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 172551
Common Core Standards
Grade 7 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 8 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
Grade 8 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 8.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 8 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 8.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 8 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 8.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
School Library Journal (04/01/15)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/15/2015 The slender volumes in the Calling All Innovators: A Career for You series present overviews of fields related to technology, science, engineering, and math. After a fast-paced historical survey, each book looks at the current state of the field. Next, it describes a variety of related career opportunities and offers a two-page interview with a young professional, who comments on his or her experiences in that line of work and how young people might prepare for a similar position. Air Travel includes an interview with an aeronautical engineer at Boeing. Moving beyond STEM to STEAM, each book includes a two-page section called “The Artistic Side,” which points out creative contributions made by people such as artists, composers, designers, filmmakers, photographers, and writers. The concluding pages look toward future developments in the field. Each book provides a good overview as well as some interesting specifics related to the subject. The clearly reproduced color photos and other design elements add to the books’ appeal. A practical career series for young people. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 04/01/2015 Gr 6–10—This series covers fields that require innovation, providing a clear overview of the history and modern-day activities associated with each subject. The magazinelike design is sophisticated, with many graphics and time lines to engage visual learners. One downside is that the set presents a ton of information on history and background before finally moving on to current research and developments, which might slow down some readers. However, there is some rich, well-researched material (for instance, Deep-Sea Exploration discusses early sea explorers, from the Vikings to Charles Darwin, that might prove useful). The title of the series is a bit misleading, as the books do not explain what innovators do or offer readers guidelines about how to succeed in this realm themselves. VERDICT Despite a few flaws, these titles are recommended for their in-depth descriptions of the histories of different careers. - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.