Blast To The Past follows Omega and Zip’s class as they investigate accidental discoveries. The two students use the class time travel pod to go back in time to witness the discovery of vulcanised rubber. While they’re there, they accidentally change the future.
Features of the Book – Science fiction, – Specialised vocabulary – time travel pod,
milliseconds, vulcanisation, chemicals, sulphur, – Invented names and objects – Ms Umax, Zip, Omega, buzz-bike, quotch, robo-cook, proton brain, Purpose Blast to the Past can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – discussing the plot and setting of a story, – considering the consequences of characters’ actions, – exploring the language specific to science fiction texts, – innovating on a text, – locating and using sources of information for research, – gaining an understanding of what scientists do.
Themes covered in this book are: Invention, Humour, Physical science
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
Guided Reading Level22
Theme/TopicHumour | Invention | Physical Science
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Information skills | Text structure | vocabulary and word