SERIES: Problem Solved

1, Innovations in Communication

WRITTEN BY:Cynthia O’Brien

SERIES TITLE:Problem Solved! Your Turn to Think Big

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2016

32 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″

IL: Ages 8-11 RL: Grades 3-4

Imagine a world without your favourite forms of instant communication. From braille to texting, this title explores the amazing inventors, scientists and engineers who saw challenges in the way we communicate with each other, and overcame them! With a little inventive thinking, what forms of communication could you create to help people connect freely with friends and family across boundaries?

THEMATIC LINKS: Communication, Ingenuity, Curiosity, Innovation, Problem Solving, Inventions

FILED UNDER: SPRING2017, Science

2, Innovations in Safety

WRITTEN BY:Cynthia O’Brien

SERIES TITLE:Problem Solved! Your Turn to Think Big

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2016

32 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″

IL: Ages 8-11 RL: Grades 3-4

There was once a world without bike helmets, seatbelts and airbags. Be inspired by the notable innovations in our safety, and the ingenious inventors, scientists and engineers who made them. These individuals have saved countless lives by identifying safety hazards, and inventing devices that keep people from getting hurt. Innovate a solution to a safety concern around your home, school or community!

THEMATIC LINKS: Safety, Ingenuity, Curiosity, Innovation, Problem Solving, Inventions

FILED UNDER: SPRING2017, Science