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 Biomedical engineering and human body systems (Engineering in action)
 Author: Sjonger, Rebecca

 Publisher:  Crabtree (2016)

 Dewey: 610.28
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., ill. (chiefly col.), 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 823150 ISBN: 9780778775058
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Subjects:
 Medical technology
 Medical innovations

Price: $16.27

Summary:
Biomedical engineering is the fastest growing engineering field. From designing life-saving medical devices to high-performance athletic gear, these engineers improve people's lives every day. This book explores the creative ways biomedical engineers help diagnose, treat, and prevent problems found in human body systems. Real-life examples make learning about the engineering design process interesting for readers.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.20
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 178837

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Craft & Structure

Reviews:
   Booklist (10/15/15)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/15/2015 Engineering is a practical, hands-on field of science, and each volume in the Engineering in Action series profiles some of the varied ways engineers affect everyday life. Each installment describes a field of engineering, a key element of the science involved, history-makers in the field, a case study outlining the design method engineers use to solve a problem, and an activity to demonstrate the concepts in action. In Biomedical Engineering, a team develops a more advanced prosthetic hand, and though their design is innovative, it still needs work. While the use of abstract language in each installment is a drawback, the illustrations are occasionally incidental, and the activities are sometimes difficult to follow, the description of the design process, especially the crucial component of failure and redesign, is particularly useful for students interested in STEM careers. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.

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