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Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself) Paperback – May 12, 2012
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Nomad Press books bring learning to life in a unique way, promoting independent and interactive learning.
How do inventors and innovators design new things?
• Discover physics and chemistry by taking a trip to the fair!
• Build contraptions that rely on the laws of physics.
• Discover how architectural feats are accomplished through engineering.
• Hands-on science activities and design projects give kids 9 to 12 a chance to do some practical learning.
How do ideas become reality?
Learn how transportation, entertainment, medicine, and more are transformed through engineering design.
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“This is a book that teachers, parents, boys, and girls will enjoy as they learn about the many facets of the engineering world.”
Winner of a 2012 Gold Moonbeam Award
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
". . .This book would be a wonderful addition to a physics curriculum, for unit studies, or delight-directed learning. It would also be a fun enrichment book for a co-op or small homeschool group. If you want to explore famous bridges and tunnels, engineering, science, physics, and history, Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering is a great resource."
National Science Teachers Association Recommends]
"This book is a treasure trove of information, experiments, and building challenges, and is an excellent, exciting, and easy way to incorporate STEM education into your classroom, science fair, or after school engineering club."
Erin Slayton, K12 Outreach Chair, American Society of Civil Engineers
Bridges and Tunnels provides an interesting overview of the world of Civil Engineering from the perspective of these two fascinating types of structures. Kids will find the activities in the book challenging and engaging, all the while reinforcing the learning objectives. Civil Engineering is an exciting profession, and Bridges and Tunnels presents it to kids in a way that is fun and approachable.”
From the Inside Flap
Bridges and tunnels are lifelines. People have tackled seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including vast canyons and mountain ranges, to design and construct these amazing passageways. Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind structures our world depends on. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements. Activities and projects encourage children to learn about the engineering process and to embrace trial and error. Bridges and Tunnels meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction, and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
- Lexile Measure : 870
- Grade Level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 11 ounces
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1936749513
- ISBN-13 : 978-1936749515
- Product Dimensions : 8 x 0.5 x 9.8 inches
- Publisher : Nomad Press (May 12, 2012)
- Reading level : 9 - 12 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #98,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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