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DATA Set: Don't Disturb the Dinosaurs

Author: Ada Hopper
Lower Age: 5
Upper Age: 9
Price: $5.99
Year Added: 2016
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In Don’t Disturb the Dinosaurs, the second book in The DATA Set series, Gabe, Laura, and Cesar are thrown back in time by one of Dr. Bunsen’s inventions! Although they are excited to explore this new, exciting world of dinosaurs, Laura warns the others about the risk of changing the future. Young readers will be thoroughly immersed in the Data Set’s adventure, as they dodge various dinosaurs while trying to find a way to go home again. With easy-to-follow along chapters and fun, explanatory illustrations, this book introduces young readers to the application of problem-solving skills - even in wacky situations.



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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      • “There isn’t always the explicit use of engineering or design processes, but the characters demonstrate problem solving in messy situations, which is a skill necessary for real world engineers.”