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High-Tech Olympics
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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.

 
Dewey796.48
GenreInformational
  
Reading LevelGrades 3-5
Interest LevelGrades 3-5
GRLS
Lexile Level970L
ATOS Level6.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #144912
  
Text TypeInformational Text
  
ISBN978-1-4109-4121-3
PublisherHeinemann-Raintree
Copyright2012
  
Page Dimensions7 11/16" x 10 3/8"
Page Count32
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
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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

About.com 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." - About.com Children’s Books

July 24, 2012

About.com Children’s Books - Elizabeth Kennedy

"An Overview 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. The Format and Contents The book is divided into 2-page chapters, each a double-page spread, with paragraphs of text and one or more color photographs. Just looking at the chapter titles will give you an idea of what aspects of the Olympic Games and technology are featured: Olympic Dreams, On the Track, Jumping and Throwing, Training to the Top, In the Pool, On the Water, On Your Bike, Seconds and Milliseconds, Winter Olympic Technology, High-tech Paralympics, Catching the Cheaters and The Future. For example, the On the Track chapter covers shoe technology, starting blocks, running suits and South Paralympic title winner Oscar Pistorius, who runs on artificial legs that are constructed of wood and carbon fiber. (Note: After this book was published, South Africa announced that Pistorius would be competing for his country in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London). In addition to a photograph of Pistorius competing, the double-page spread includes a photograph of 400-meter gold medal winner Cathy Freeman at the Sydney Olympics wearing a running bodysuit that includes a tight-fitting hood. Besides the main paragraphs, additional information is provided in colorful text boxes.-Elizabeth Kennedy About.com Children’s Books 7/25/2012   http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/productreviews/fr/High-Tech-Olympics-Book-Review.htm" - About.com Children’s Books

July 25, 2012

 
Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter has written more than 30 books for young people. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Nick enjoys all aspects of pop culture, particularly music from the 1950s to the present day. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in educational publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.

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