Discover Secrets and Science Behind Bounce Houses, Hovercraft, Robotics, and Everything in Between. 

By: T.J. Resler

Published: October 25, 2016

Publisher: National Geographic Kids


Does your child love to take things apart to see how they work? Do they constantly ask why or how something is made or created? Do you think they could create the next big invention? Then this book is for them!

Ask any teacher and STEM is what everyone is talking about in the education world. These are where the jobs are going to be when our kids graduate and how educators are focusing their lessons. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math…four areas educators are focusing on for both boys AND girls in the classroom. I personally like STEAM, adding Arts into the teaching as well as I believe they are just as important to the mind and body.

National Geographic and Resler feed every kid’s question with the answers they’ve been looking for. How do refrigerators work? Find a pretty cool explanation in this book. Is your child wanting to be a roboticist? Meet Helen Greiner, an engineer, computer scientist, and roboticist in this book. Need to explain the importance of flushing the toilet to your boys (I STILL have issues in my house), then show your kids how a toilet and plumbing works with this book. There are even “Try This” experiments you can do at home with everyday household objects to learn…you guessed it….how something works.

The pages are full of easy to understand flowcharts and quick facts about a variety of topics. Some of my favorites to learn about were how a robot vacuum works (I’ve been wanting one) and how various instruments make music. There are even sections on roller coasters, surfing, and tightrope walking.

This book explains it all. So, if you have a child that asks a lot of Why? and How? questions, get them this book!

To find out more about T.J. Resler, check out his website, HERE.

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