High-Tech Olympics

Dewey: 796.48
This title covers these subjects:  Olympics -- TrainingTechnological innovationsOlympic games

High-Tech Olympics (Hardcover)

by Nick Hunter

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 Level: 3-5
Interest Level: 3-5
Lexile Level: 970L
Accelerated ReaderATOS Level: 6.4
AR Points: 0.5
AR Quiz Number: 144912

ISBN:  9781410941213 / 1-4109-4121-3
Publisher:  Heinemann
Copyright: 2012
Language: English
Page Count:  32
Page Dimensions:  7 11/16 x 10 3/8
Binding:  Reinforced Library Binding

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Reviews 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 <i> Children’s Books</i> 7/25/2012

July 25, 2012

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! <i>Simply Science Blog</i> 1/11/2012

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 <i>Library Media Connection</i> May/June 2012

September 4, 2013 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.

July 24, 2012

School Library Journal - Blair Christolon

This set is similar to Moira Butterfield’s "The Olympic" series (Sea-to-Sea, 2011) for the same age range, but the integration of information about the Paralympic Games is laudable. "High-Tech" offers something different by covering topics from new equipment such as fiberglass poles for vaulting to special shoes or uniforms and advances in training technology. "London" will become dated quickly. "World of Olympics" is organized by geographic areas and contains facts about the symbols of the Olympics. "Olympic Moments" delivers basic history, provides a map of all the cities that have hosted the games, and highlights interesting tidbits such as the story of the swimmer from Equitorial Guinea who was not used to swimming more than 50 meters in his homeland yet won his race by default after his competitors were disqualified for false starts. "Greatest Olympians" contains single-spread biographical overviews of famous stars as well as some lesser-known athletes, such as Steve Redgrave (rowing), Usain Bolt (track), and Chris Hoy (cycling). Each book has attractive color and archival photographs. If purchasing only one title to augment a collection, "High-Tech" is the one to select. – Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA <i> School Library Journal </i> January 2012 Issue

September 4, 2013

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 <i>Omaha Public Schools</i> January 2013

September 4, 2013