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High-Tech Olympics

High-Tech Olympics focuses on the new technologies used in sport today and how they are being used to help train world-class athletes. It also includes diagrams to illustrate how technology has been used to develop state-of-the art sports equipment and an Olympic records table to show how Olympic records have changed and some technological reasons why these may have changed.

Reading LevelGrades 3-5
Interest LevelGrades 3-5
Lexile Level970L
ATOS Level6.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #144912
Text TypeInformational Text
Page Dimensions7 11/16" x 10 3/8"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price

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Simply Science Blog

""In the Olympic stadium, three athletes stand on the medal podium. They wear medals around their necks, a bronze medal for the athlete who finished third, silver for second, and gold for the Olympic champion. The athletes have proved they are the best in the world." Winning a medal at the Olympics takes skill, dedication, and hard work. But without technology, Olympic athletes are at a distinct disadvantage. High-Tech Olympics identifies the variety of technology used to improve the performance of athletes in their sports through health, clothing, and tools used in their individual sports. Divided into different sports, the book tells of the uses technology has provided in that sport. Individual sidebars give additional information about sports and technology in brightly colored boxes, including some para-Olympic information. Also mentioned is how technology has helped limit the tools when they grew too helpful to be safe.   Large photos with captions support the thorough text and later chapters include cheating, the future of technology, drug testing, and the limits of technology. Back matter has an Olympic record spread for different sports and how technology has changes, and index, and a glossary.  As a long time Olympics lover, this book was a fascinating and fun read. Want to include more technology information in your class, home, or library? This book is a wonderful way to do so and is timely with the 2012 Olympics taking place this summer in London. Wish you could be there? Read this book! Simply Science Blog 1/11/2012" - Simply Science Blog

January 11, 2012

Library Media Connection - Melinda Miller

"This up-to-date series, released just in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, is a high-interest, informative set which focuses on several specific areas of the Games. All books have lots of fact boxes, and are filled with easy-to-understand facts and numerous photographs. The entire series presents a picture of the Summer Olympic Games, providing a lot of interesting information about these games and their history, including the Paralympics. In each title, issues and athletes from the different events are mentioned, with the most amazing and the most controversial of these being highlighted. Middle school students will enjoy the titles for browsing, for reading, and for research. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Table of Contents. Index. Melinda Miller, K-12 Library Media Specialist, Colton-Pierrepont Central School, Colton, New York Recommended Library Media Connection May/June 2012" - Library Media Connection Children’s Books - Elizabeth Kennedy

"High-Tech Olympics provides a fascinating introduction to the impact that advances in technology have had on the Olympic Games. Both sports and technology fans will be intrigued by how much changes in technology have affected sports training and equipment and most importantly, world records and other scores." - Children’s Books

July 24, 2012


Omaha Public Schools - Barbara Simpson

"Technology has had a great effect on our world. The Olympics is an example of how technology can be measured through broken records in many events. Better training, better equipment and better facilities help today’s athletes. Examples from various sports give specific ways technology is used. The Paralympics are covered, too. Photographs and fact boxes support the text. A table comparing old and new records dramatically shows the improvement. At the end of the book is a Glossary, Find Out More and an Index. This will be a good introduction for young readers. They will learn about some Olympic sports and how technology is being used. – Barbara Simpson, Hartman School Omaha Public Schools January 2013" - Omaha Public Schools

School Library Journal - Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

"...the integration of information about the Paralympic Games is laudable. . . .Each book has attractive color and archival photographs." - School Library Journal

January 1, 2012

Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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