Discover how machines are part of our daily lives with Everyday STEM Technology – Machines.
Explore a world full of technological innovation, from the first tools used in the Stone Age to the machines of the future. Learn about telescopes and rovers in space, see how modern machines can protect our planet, and meet the innovators and scientists who invented the machines that have improved our lives, including Dr Gladys West, Olafur Eliasson and Fei-Fei Li. Readers can also carry out cool machine experiments at home.
With easy-to-understand text written by STEM expert Jenny Jacoby, and lots of colourful artworks, photos and diagrams, readers can explore where we encounter machines and why they are even important at all.
The Everyday STEM series makes science relevant to tweens. Instead of telling kids STEM is important and is the key to their future success, these books show readers how we use science, technology, engineering and maths in our everyday lives. While the topics sound high-level and complex, this series makes these concepts age-appropriate and accessible. So, while we can’t promise to teach 9 to 11-year-olds quantum physics, we can explain in the simplest terms the practical applications of STEM.
Jenny Jacoby writes and edits books and magazines for children. From writing science activity books to inspiring profiles, puzzles and quizzes, she is passionate about making information fun. She lives in London.
Robbie Cathro is an Illustrator & Storyteller living in Bristol, UK, where he creates fun and lively work from his desk in The Island Studios. He loves bright colours, limited palettes, atmospheric textures and layered characters. All of which are inspired from the animation he loves, the folk tales that he reads as well as the small stories you find in the corner of your day-to-day. He is the illustrator of Everyday STEM Science – Geology and Everyday STEM Technology – Machines and has worked with Airbnb, The Sunday Times, The Natural History Museum, Aquila Magazine and Anorak Magazine, where he has produced children’s activity spreads, editorial imagery and illustrated narratives. He loves nothing more than getting a brief through that covers a subject from all the way across the world - whether that’s the animals and inhabitants of Yosemite Park, Chinese Inventors, Victorian Ghosts or girls being rescued from towers by giant owls.