What Makes Vehicles Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

If you pay attention to the news, you’ve probably seen some scary headlines: car and plane crashes, trains going off the tracks, and more. But the truth is, these kinds of accidents are rare. Engineers have designed features that make vehicles as safe as possible. Antilock brakes, the global positioning system, and sonar navigation equipment are just a few of the improvements that help people travel more safely. Learn more about how the technology in vehicles works to keep us safe.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-8652-2
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
BISACS JNF061010, JNF024080, JNF061000, JNF057030
Dewey 629.04028'9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 810
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177743
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney

Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http://latchanakenney.wordpress.com/.

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Engineering Keeps Us Safe

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