Nuclear Explosion Hacks

From the Set Could You Survive?

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.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 2
Lexile 470
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level X
Language English
Publisher 45th Parallel Press
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534147850), Paperback (9781534150713), PDF (9781534149281), ePub (9781534156227), Hosted ebook (9781534152144), Kindle (9781534154568)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

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.

Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was born in the luckiest of all years, the Year of the Dragon. She’s an author, university professor, curriculum designer, and former elementary school teacher. She was inspired to write this story after doing author visits. Her young audiences wanted to know more about Chinese New Year! She lives in San Diego with one well-trained husband and two very naughty dogs.

  • 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