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People and the Planet

  • Age Range: 6-11
  • Grade: 3
  • Lexile: 640L
  • Guided Reading Level: O
  • Interest Level: 2-5
  • Reading Level: 3.6
  • ISBN: 9781480746503
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 304.28
  • Pages: 32
Description

Electric vehicles, or EVs, have been around for over 100 years. The first EV that people could buy went on sale in 1894. The "Electrobat" could go 25 miles on one battery charge. Today's EVs are light, speedy, affordable, and can travel far on a single charge. Learn why modern EVs are enticing drivers to "dump the pump" and how EVs have evolved over time!

Created in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, this book builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. The hands-on STEAM challenge is ideal for makerspace activities, and guides students through every stage of the engineering design process. This book features:

  • Real-world examples provide insight intohow the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems
  • Content thathighlights every component of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math
  • Career advice from Smithsonianemployees working in STEAM fields
  • Dynamic images and text features enhance the reading experience and build visual literacy
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