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Codes, Ciphers, and Cartography: Math Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

During WWII, Japan's navy relied on secret codes to communicate battle plans. By early 1942, US experts had cracked the code. The Japanese had planned a surprise attack on US Navy ships, but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 652/.8

Dirty Bombs and Shell Shock: Biology Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

The British army swelled in size at the beginning of World War I. But many of these new recruits suffered from malnutrition and lacked the physical strength to serve on the front line… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 355.001/57

Hovercrafts and Humvees: Engineering Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

In 1944 during World War II, US and British engineers built a massive floating harbor. When soldiers from these countries landed in France to fight the Germans, ships towed the harbor to the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 623

Robots, Drones, and Radar: Electronics Go to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

In 2011 unmanned drones flew high over Pakistan. Before anyone even knew the drones were there, missiles fired by these drones took out key terrorist targets. These drones were steered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 623/.043

STEM on the Battlefield — Library Bound Set

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

Set

Combining historical information with STEM concepts, STEM on the Battlefield introduces readers to the ways in which science and math have been used in warfare. Including codes, weaponry, and… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $191.94
  • Your Price: $143.95
  • 6 titles

STEM on the Battlefield — eBook Set

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

Set

Combining historical information with STEM concepts, STEM on the Battlefield introduces readers to the ways in which science and math have been used in warfare. Including codes, weaponry, and… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $287.94
  • Your Price: $215.96
  • 6 titles

Smoke Screens and Gas Masks: Chemistry Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

In the 1960s during the Vietnam War, US forces used a chemical substance called napalm to burn away the jungle in search of enemy soldiers. But when napalm came in contact with human skin, it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 355/.07

Torpedoes, Missiles, and Cannons: Physics Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

In 1878 tiny Russian speedboats raced toward a huge enemy warship in the Black Sea. The speedboats carried new weapons called torpedoes. The Russian torpedoes struck the Turkish warship, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 623.4