January 16, 2015
Technology in everyday life
The Technology Book for Girls and Other Advanced Beings
by Trudee Romanek
Romanek begins the book with a girl named Gina, who's given a school science project topic: advanced technology in our everyday lives. At first, Gina worries that she'll have a hard time finding advanced technologies, but soon discovers the science behind common devices such as remote controls, smoke detectors, hand dryers, bar code scanners, compact discs, touchscreens, endoscopes, and microwave ovens.
The book succeeds in showing girls the relevance of science and technology in their lives and will hopefully encourage them to explore a technological career.