Flippers & Fins

Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Scientists continue to discover new things about ocean animals and the amazing abilities that allow them to thrive deep underwater. Readers will learn about six life-changing pieces of technology that have come from the study of underwater animals—from squid-inspired computer parts to tsunami sensors modeled after dolphin calls. By exploring the stories of inspiration and study that have led to these innovations, students will explore biology, engineering, and other STEM fields.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Animals, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals
Copyright 2019
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF061010, JNF051120
Dewey 629.8
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 700
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Tessa Miller