Ever wanted to take apart the microwave to see how it works? Crack open your computer and peek inside? Intrigued by how things work? So are we! That's why we're dissecting all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams! Read along as National Geographic Kids unplugs, unravels, and reveals how things do what they do. Complete with "Tales from the Lab," true stories, biographies of real scientists and engineers, exciting diagrams and illustrations, accessible explanations, trivia, and fun features, this cool book explains it all!
T.J. RESLER is a former journalist and research analyst turned author. With the curiosity of a journalist and the research chops of a PhD, she's tackled issues of science, health, human rights, the environment, and more in her writing for kids of all ages.
"Profiles of scientists, engineers, and innovators responsible for these cool technologies are also found in this full-color book with plentiful photos, graphics, varied fonts, a glossary, further reading, and an index. Useful for reports or browsing for the inquisitive reader inspired to know why and how things work." -- Booklist
"Revealing looks at the science behind over two dozen vehicles, household appliances, technological gadgets, and recreational challenges." -- Kirkus