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DATA Set: The Sky is Falling

Author: Ada Hopper
Lower Age: 5
Upper Age: 9
Price: $5.99
Year Added: 2016
The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling, the third book in The DATA Set series, involves another one of Dr. Bunsen’s crazy inventions - this time a device to communicate with aliens! The Data Set - Gabe, Laura, and Cesar - encounter both curious extraterrestrials and suspicious men in black suits in this newest adventure. Together they must put their problem-solving skills and critical thinking to the test as they try to keep Newtonburg from being invaded! Young readers will enjoy following along with the engaging story and the fun illustrations on every page that bring the story to life. The work of the Data Set to solve their unusual problems parallels the work of real-life engineering teams as they address different situations. Children will be exposed to problem-solving in action and different methods teams use to work together effectively.



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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      • “I feel like there was a good emphasis on teamwork and how to get things done with others.”