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The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology

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This was a fun read but I was torn between enjoying it for me and being a bit worried about my children being able to understand and process the information. This is one that I would recommend as a whole class or a read together so that you can discuss the different parts of the book and the pros and cons of the technology mentioned.
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I was unable to read the book completely before my copy expired, therefore would be unable to review it on social media but the parts I did read were pretty great.
The book is meant for young or middle school children interested in their surroundings, along with experiments that will better help them understand their surroundings and retain the information about science and how it has changed over time.
I highly recommend this book for schools and school-going children(and parents!)
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Mr. Connolly writes clear and concise  so students in middle and elementary schools can grab a concept easily.  STEM, standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, refers to the core non-humanities subjects that are so critical to contemporary education.  He looks at issues that will affect these students in their lives.  Driverless cars, robots, altered food and space travel.  This book has 27 experiments that kids will love with wonderful illustrations.  Covers advantages and disadvantages of future science contributions.  I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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"The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology" by Sean Connolly is a primer for kids to learn about all kinds of cool new tech that we are working on to create life on earth easier and more sustainable. Each chapter includes a brief introduction for kids to learn about the technology, then there is a section on why it is important and a section on what makes it "terrifying," followed by an experiment.

Each experiment is pretty easy for an elementary-aged student and includes an approximate time commitment to complete. There is lots of cool information in this book to get kids excited about science and technology.

I received this eBook free of charge from Workman Publishing Company via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.
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3 1\2 stars
My kids loves Sean Connolly  The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science book and did many of the experiments in the book.  As a family during the summer we tried to do a lot of projects to keep their minds busy.  This book I was hoping would be the same.  I falls a little flat compared to the science book.  It was more about how technology can be good and how it can go wrong but didn't really work as well as the other book he has written.  One of my kids though it was boring and would rather work on a coding site.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Workman Publishing Company for the advance copy of Sean Connolly The book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology.
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This book is just too cool, no matter your age. Vivid illustrations, great descriptions/definitions, and a ton of interesting stories and facts.
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This book has a neat premise in a way, but I am very undecided about it.  I wish I could give it a 3.5.  It talks about tech and then tells what could go wrong.  It then tells why it is unlikely to go wrong.  Like I said while the premise is interesting it lends itself to conspiracy theories of which there are so many these days I have no desire to introduce them to my child.  I just don’t think we need to add to the paranoia that is already rampant.
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