STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books

How Things Work

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.

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Touchy Subject
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?

Shocking?
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.

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Author: Anastasia Suen

From her studio in Northern California, developmental editor Anastasia Suen reads, writes, and edits books for creators of all ages.

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