World Book’s Inventions and Discoveries Digital Library offers an online, interactive complement to the popular print set. The Digital Library features all the content from the print set as well as videos and animations, interactive activities, science and social studies curriculum correlations.
Titles in this series explore a fascinating collection of objects and ideas that have changed how we live today. This 12-volume set will satisfy the curiosity of any child wishing to learn about the invention of both transformative and everyday items, from the steam engine to the toothbrush. The content corresponds to science and social studies curriculums for grades 3-9.
Each section is organized chronologically within a subject area to show the progression of inventions and discoveries that have advanced civilization. The volumes include Agriculture, Architecture and Engineering, The Arts, Astronomy, Communication, Economics, Industry and Manufacturing, Mathematics, Medicine, Personal and Household Items, Transportation, and Warfare. Each topic introduces the historical background and cultural significance of each invention or discovery and discusses the science behind it.
The sections include fun facts, sidebars, and biographies of famous inventors and professionals. The site also includes a translation tool that generates content in 30 languages, an English text-to-speech feature, video tutorials and animations, interactive Flash activities, printable materials for continued learning, and correlations to states and provincial standards.
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World Book also offers a large selection of printed materials for school assistance, such as a student dictionary.