Fall 2019

Nuclear Explosion Hacks

Cover: Nuclear Explosion Hacks



Could you survive in a world after a nuclear explosion? This book could save your life. With five survivalist hacks from everyday objects, you could start a new world of your own! Hacks are paired with a STEM connection that explains the science behind how the hack works. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these super engaging, high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.



  • Lexile® Measure: 470
  • Guided Reading Level: X

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Make Thick Walls!
  • Filter the Air!
  • Clean the Water!
  • Wash It Away!
  • Let There Be Light!
  • Did You Know?
  • Consider This!
  • Learn More
  • Glossary
  • Index


Booklist - Nuclear Explosion Hacks

There’s no question that the Could You Survive? series (8 titles) will grab kids’ attention, but will they learn the skills to weather its disaster scenarios? Definitely not. However, each scenario is simply the hook to get kids interested in basic, themed STEM projects and related facts. This volume uses the fictional premise of a nuclear explosion to introduce concepts of nuclear reactions, fallout, and radioactivity. Each of the five chapters contains a survival “hack” (project) paired with a STEM-related explanation for how the hack works, and some chapters also feature a biography or “real-life connection” related to nuclear science. Readers learn how to build a cob shelter, water and air filters, a washing machine, and a candle, and nuclear trivia concludes. A fun way to spark interest in STEM.



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