Self-Driving Cars

From the Series Modern Engineering Marvels
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Self-driving cars are a Modern Engineering Marvel! In this engaging title, readers will explore the history of cars from early steam-powered wagons to today's luxury sedans. The father of Self-Driving Cars, Sebastian Thrun, is featured, and a colorful infographic shows how a Google Car works. Readers will learn about advancements in computer technology that made cars more automated and how car companies are continuing to expand the capabilities of the self-driving car. 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
Copyright 2018
BISACS JNF061010, JNF051120, JNF057030
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Series Modern Engineering Marvels
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Lexile 790
ISBN 9781532110900
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2017-09-01
Author Christine Zuchora-Walske
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Reviewed, Table of contents, Timeline of key events
Dewey 629.222028
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 190995
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.

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