Basher STEM Juniors: Technology
One of four books in an exciting STEM series for younger children, STEM Junior: Technology covers 40 topics from this core subject. Each topic is introduced as a personality who has plenty to say on the subject, while a STEM Junior character appears on each spread to introduce the big idea behind each topic. Combined with "jargon buster" panels and additional information presented in bitesize boxes, over 100 of Simon Basher's trademark illustrations bring fun, appeal, and humor to the topics. Basher's Stem Junior: Technology will help give 7-year olds and above a solid foundation in the key topics that make up the core STEM subject of technology.
Although you might never guess, this series provides a wealth of basic information about each subject area. Disguised as entertaining, illustrated with a Chibi “flavor,” and organized in an outside-the-box manner, if you’re older than the target age, it might take you a bit to get used to them. But they are worth the effort. Books have basic divisions with specific topics. Topics each have their own two pages with an overview, general information, defined vocabulary, and an application note.
The Basher Science series has been a favorite since Periodic Table: Elements with Style. The series has grown and each book introduces a new set of characters to help us become familiar with different science topics. Each new term is represented by an animated character that might illustrate characteristics of that term, and has an Asian or Anime look to it. For example, the earth is represented by a gently smiling earth with a wedge lifted out to show the earth's layers, and the sun which is seen as a little person with a glowing sun-head. These books make science terminology accessible to younger children and the visuals help to cement the learning in such a fun and cute way. With Basher Science you get solid, detailed science information with funny, cute, and interesting characters.