Super Gear 2017 STEM Book AwardListed as one of the 2016 Best STEM Book by the National Science Teachers Association.

Cutting-edge science; high-performance sports

How are the sports played by Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie, and Usain Bolt related? Nanotechnology!

Take a close-up look at sports and nanotechnology, the cutting-edge science that manipulates objects at the atomic level. Nanotechnology is used to create high-tech swimsuits, tennis rackets, golf clubs, running shoes, and more. It is changing the face of sports as we know it.

Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 7
Lexile Measure: 0980 (What’s this?)
Hardcover: 80 pages
Publisher: Charlesbridge (June 7, 2016)
ISBN-10: 1580897207
ISBN-13: 978-1580897204

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2016 Best STEM Book Award by the National Science Teachers Association

Best STEM Books is a joint project of several organizations: the American Society for Engineering Education, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, the National Science Teachers Association, the Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees, and the Children’s Book Council (ASEE, ITEEA, NSTA, SEPA, and CBC). The list provides knowledgeable recommendations to educators, librarians, parents, and caregivers about the best trade
books with STEM content.

December 8, 2016

Colorfully illustrated by photos, this book introduces “the science of the very small” as applied to sports equipment and clothing… An up-to-date look at the intersection of technology and sports.

-- Booklist

May 2016 June 22, 2016

A highly engaging introduction to an exciting aspect of cutting-edge, real-world science for STEM collections.

School Library Journal

May 2016 June 22, 2016

Swanson is splendid at explaining how nanotechnology works, and boxed asides help readers conduct experiments on drag, surface area, and such.

-- Kirkus Reviews

April 2016 June 22, 2016

Selected as 1 of 12 Books to Jump-Start Your Summer by the International Literacy Association (May 2016)

June 22, 2016

This reader-friendly introduction to nanotechnology breaks down the science and describes the processes of nano-manufacturing in a clear and understandable way. Packed with photographs, diagrams, and text boxes, this book will appeal to athletes and sports enthusiasts—and the curious.

-- ILA

May 2016 June 22, 2016

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