How Things Work
by T.J. Resler (Author)
Booktalk: 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.
Touching a screen is a handy way to control a tablet. But how can a tablet understand what you’re tapping and swiping with your fingers?
Tablets read your touches by sensing electrical charges. No shocks involved.
E. M. Forster
Long before 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Trek, writer E. M. Forster envisioned a type of tablet. In his 1909 science-fiction story “THE MACHINE STOPS,” people communicated through handheld round plates, a type of live video call.
It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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