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A Case of the Clones (#5 of The DATA Set)

Author: Ada Hopper
Lower Age: 5
Upper Age: 9
Website: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/A-Case-of-the-Clones/Ada-Hopper/The-DATA-Set/9781481471138
Price: $5.99
Year Added: 2016
A Case of the Clones

A Case of the Clones, the fifth book in The DATA Set series, once more brings together Laura, Gabe, and Cesar...and Laura, Gabe, and Cesar!?! Dr. Bunsen tries to help the Data Set with their chores by cloning them! Faced with this interesting situation, the Data Set must use problem-solving skills as their clones begin to act strangely. Children will find the crazy antics of the Data Set, Dr. Bunsen, and the clones stimulating with the accompanying illustrations that bring the story to life for young readers. The fun narrative with its silly situations exposes children to how STEM teams work together to solve problems in creative ways.

 

 

Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about:

Define a problem, learn about the problem, ask questions, generate Ideas, plan the solution, create the prototype or process, test the solution, analyze the solution, make improvements to the solution, work in a team, apply mathematics, apply science

 

Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: A problem, criteria, constraints

 

Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift: Computational thinking, critical thinking, creative thinking, working as a team, design, problem solving

 

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    • Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0
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      • “A great read for avid readers interested in science and technology. I liked that it wasn’t too sci-fi in its descriptions, but focused more on the problems that the characters encountered and more ‘real’ ways that they solved them.”