Phones Keep Us Connected (Let's Read and Find Out About Science Level 2)
With colorful illustrations and engaging text, Phones Keep Us Connected is a fascinating look into the science, technology,and history of how phones work!
Before telephones were invented, there was no way for you to sing "Happy Birthday" to your friend if she wasn't in the room with you. Now you can call anyone, anywhere in the world! How was the phone invented? How has it changed? Read and find out how a telephone can carry your voice across oceans, and how phones have changed the world.
Featuring rich vocabulary bolded throughout the text, this book includes a glossary, a find out more section with an activity about building a string telephone, and an infographic about the history of the phone. Both the text and the artwork were vetted by Dr. Jerry D. Gibson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara.
These are favorites at our house! Mark is extremely science-oriented (and Janine seems to be following in his footsteps). He spends hours pouring over Visual Dictionaries and Wildlife Encyclopedias and watching Wonders of God's Creation and other science videos. He is really quite knowledgeable for his age. While it is no surprise that he liked these science books also, I was surprised that they were not too "simple" for him, with the availability of all those adult-level books. Much can be absorbed from these - they illustrate and explain advanced concepts at levels children can appreciate. The narrative is a blend of story and information and the illustrations (including visual aids such as colorful charts, maps and diagrams) are appealing and uncluttered. Each book introduces a science concept, then provides a step-by-step explanation within a clearly-written narrative. You may be able to find some of these at your library, but we decided that these were "keepers."
Many titles are included in this series. Stage 1 books are for younger children (PK-K), while Stage 2 books present more advanced concepts and with some hands-on activities that children can do themselves.