From the Series Modern Engineering Marvels
3-D Printers are a Modern Engineering Marvel! In this engaging title, readers will explore the history of printers, from punch cards, dot matrix, ink jet and laser all the way to today's 3-D printing! Charles Hull and his development of 3D layered plastic printing is featured, and a colorful infographic shows how a 3-D printer works. See the benefits of 3-D printing such as custom prosthetics and orthodontics! A timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF051120, JNF012000, JNF061010|
|Series||Modern Engineering Marvels|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Reviewed, Table of contents, Timeline of key events|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||190988|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
Modern Engineering Marvels – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Comprehensive and well researched, this colorful, organized series offers an abundance of qualitative information for middle schoolers. Throughout the titles, data is richly depicted via infographics, captioned photographs, illustrations, sidebars, and time lines. In addition, the texts are easily navigated with the help of a table of contents, labeled images, chapters, subheadings, and an index found in each book. Much of the content covers both the historical significance and the modern relevance of the subjects. The clean layout and occasional sidebars help to direct readers’ attention and communicate facts in a visually appealing and bright manner. A must-have addition for collections exploring the maker movement and STEM topics or with a special interest in engineering.