Thematic Reading List:Technology Day!
Technological advances throughout history have improved human existence in countless ways. From food production and distribution to sports and entertainment, technology affects human lives every day. In honor of Technology Day, January 6, this book list includes nonfiction titles for readers aged 7 to 18 about significant technological advances throughout history and some of the many people who have made these improvements possible.
Contributed by: Mary Lanni
|12 Unsung Heroes of Technology
By: Todd Kortemeier
From early computer programmers to video game creators, this book introduces remarkable individuals whose contributions to technology were often overlooked. Colorful spreads full of photographs and sidebars support reader engagement and celebrate each hero’s achievements.
|Cutting Edge Medical Technology
By: Toney Allman
Learn about the latest innovations in medical technology, including robot-assisted surgery, precision medicine, tissue and organ engineering, and clothing with medical-quality sensors.
By: Chris Oxlade
Describes new technologies that are helping make fossil fuels, biofuels, water, and wind energy, and solar energy more efficient and discusses different ways we will get energy in the future.
By: Neil Morris
Defines food, describes nutrients and discusses how computers are used in making food.
|Music Technology: From Gramophones to Music Streaming
By: Tracey Kelly
Trace the invention history of music from early gramophones to today’s streaming music systems.
By: Stewart Ross
Describes the technological advances in the sports industry, including the technology used to create better equipment, sportswear, judging tools, and playing surfaces.
By: Lyn A. Sirota
This book explains the concept of technological design. The reader is encouraged to make predictions, perform purpose-driven research, and creatively solve problems presented about technological design.
By: Peter Kent
Describes the latest innovations in technology, including the fields of transportation, aeronautics, energy resources, graphic arts, and even roller coaster engineering.
|Technology: cool women who code
By: Andi Diehn and Lena Chandhok
Young readers discover exactly what technology is, how it evolved, and where the future may lead. They also meet three women who have contributed to the field in critical ways. High-interest content with links to primary sources and essential questions further expands kids’ knowledge and understanding.
|Technology: Ethical Debates about the Application of Science
By: Jon Turney
Presents both sides of issues arising from how we use technology, including Internet use, identity theft, technology and the military, nanotechnology, and robots and automation.
|Technology: Feats & Failures
By: Stephanie Paris
Introduces some of the most successful inventions of all time, including frozen food, the telephone, combustion engines, and antibiotics, and also notes famous invention failures in technological history.
|Transportation Technology: Designed by Nature
By: Wendy Hinote Lanier
How have geckos helped improve surgical tape? How have whales helped improve windmills? In this fascinating series, learn how scientists are using nature as inspiration for a wide variety of new inventions.