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The Amazing Story of the Combustion Engine: Max Axiom STEM Adventures


Series
STEM Adventures

by
Mari Bolte

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Capstone
Imprint
Graphic Library
ISBN
9781476531038
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At an auto show with his student niece, super scientist Max Axiom describes the workings of the internal combustion engine. The information, presented in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step manner (“Before learning how combustion works, we need to look at the parts that help the car run.”), includes the internal combustion engine’s operation, uses, and drawbacks. Other types of combustion engines and their capabilities are also compared. Explanations are supported by clear, labeled diagrams and illustrations. The energetic graphic-novel format adds a narrative element as the protagonists travel back in time to interview an inventor, for example, and shrink down to explore a working combustion engine. Occasional text boxes provide further detail. The ample back matter includes additional facts about the internal combustion engine, critical thinking questions, more about Max Axiom, a glossary, a list of text resources, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, and an index.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

0

Trim Size

7" x 9"

Dewey

621.43

AR

5.2: points 0.5

Lexile

GN830L

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

Apr 2014

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Max Axiom, super scientist and Laurence Fishburne lookalike, returns to explain more modern-tech wonders in this fresh set of graphic novel-style episodes. For instance, in Combustion Engine, he breaks down the history and components of the subject for a young relative with a report to write. And in Cell Phone, he squires a buddy from a dead zone in the Grand Canyon to the top of a cell-phone tower. The cartoon art is blurry and wooden, but students with writing assignments will get plenty of help from the lucid explanations, clearly labeled diagrams, and end matter, which includes additional facts and critical-thinking questions.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Max Axiom, super scientist and Laurence Fishburne lookalike, returns to explain more modern-tech wonders in this fresh set of graphic novel-style episodes. For instance, in Combustion Engine, he breaks down the history and components of the subject for a young relative with a report to write. And in Cell Phone, he squires a buddy from a dead zone in the Grand Canyon to the top of a cell-phone tower. The cartoon art is blurry and wooden, but students with writing assignments will get plenty of help from the lucid explanations, clearly labeled diagrams, and end matter, which includes additional facts and critical-thinking questions.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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