GoPro Inventor Nick Woodman
From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios
Do you enjoy snapping photos or taking movies of your adventures? So does Nick Woodman—but when he was growing up, most of his activities weren’t camera-safe. Woodman was a diehard surfer. He couldn’t hold a camera—or keep it dry—while he was boarding. So many of his memorable moments went unrecorded.
As an adult, Woodman set out to invent a camera that’s easy to use anywhere. The result was GoPro—a company that builds sturdy, waterproof, wearable cameras. GoPro cameras have been used everywhere from the ocean floor to outer space. They’ve captured athletic thrills, exotic journeys, and everyday moments on the go. Discover how Woodman turned his tech vision into reality.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.4|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF051090, JNF061010, JNF007090|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||170514|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, Websites, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“[I]nformative and inspiring series….Highly recommended, especially where current biographies, particularly of those involved in STEM careers, are needed and requested; strong supplemental reading for science classes, too.”―School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Matt Doeden
Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.
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STEM Trailblazer Bios
Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View available downloads →