Malia the Mechanic
Anyone can learn computer science, even at the elementary school level. This book delves into the essential computer science concept of reusing resources and knowledge using age-appropriate language and colorful illustrations. A meaningful storyline is paired with an accessible curricular topic to engage and excite readers. This book introduces readers to a relatable character and familiar situation, which demonstrates how reusing resources and knowledge can be helpful in everyday life. Malia learns how to reuse and share parts while working on cars with her dad. This fiction book is paired with the nonfiction book Where Does Scrap Metal Go? (ISBN: 9781508137542). The instructional guide on the inside front and back covers provides: Vocabulary, Background knowledge, Text-dependent questions, Whole class activities, and Independent activities.