<Embed>
FREE delivery: Nov 4 - 6 on your first order.
Fastest delivery: Wednesday, Nov 4
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com

Sold by
Amazon.com

Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself) Paperback – Illustrated, September 1, 2013

4.7 out of 5 stars 4 ratings
Part of: Build It Yourself (89 Books)

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback, Illustrated
$16.95
$12.89 $5.08

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself)
  • +
  • Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself)
Total price: $29.66
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions


From the Publisher

Editorial Reviews

Review

National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“. . . Skyscrapers would make an excellent resource for the history or science teacher desiring to try a project based learning (PBL) unit. With its timeline, glossary, and interesting prose, the teacher could challenge students with the question, ‘Would a skyscraper make a good school?’ In fact, this book would make a good springboard for a number of short engineering units. Skyscrapers! is a terrific book, especially for elementary teachers looking for ideas to inject more engineering into their classroom.”

School Library Journal
“Large font and an open layout make this title accessible to reluctant readers . . . A useful title to supplement lessons on architecture, mathematics, or physics for classroom teachers or homeschoolers, and it’s an appealing initiation to the subject.”

Kristine E. Barnes, PE, Structural Engineer
Skyscrapers is a fantastic introduction to the world of civil/structural engineering and the history of some really big projects and tall buildings. The projects help reinforce ideas and give kids a wonderful hands-on learning experience.”

Pam Evans, 6th Grade Teacher, Jefferson Elementary School
“This wonderful book is written in easy-to-understand terms for those of us who are not engineers. The activities and experiments can easily be done in the classroom with inexpensive supplies.”

Kenton D. Wesby, Art Specialist & STEAM Educator, SECME Master Teacher
“This book is awesome. Skyscrapers effectively navigates the basic principles of STEM, at the same time making connections with language arts, social studies, and visual arts. A must have for any teachers’ professional library.”

Glenn Wiggins, Ph.D., AIA, Dean, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Skyscrapers does a wonderful job introducing young minds to the wonders and challenges of high-rise building design and the underlying engineering, making complex engineering concepts understandable. Outstanding.”

From the Inside Flap

Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable. Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind these towering structures. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient pyramids to the Empire State Building. Readers will develop an understanding of how our modern, sophisticated building techniques and materials evolved over time.

Activities and projects encourage children to explore the engineering design process. They will engage in hands-on explorations of wind, test Newton’s laws of motion, and experiment with the strength of different shapes. In the process they will learn about gravity, inertia, oscillation, and static electricity. Using various materials and engaging in trial and error, readers will construct their own towers and skyscrapers. Skyscrapers 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.


Product details

  • Grade Level : 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure : 940L
  • Item Weight : 11 ounces
  • Paperback : 128 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1619301938
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1619301931
  • Product Dimensions : 8 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches
  • Reading level : 9 - 12 years
  • Publisher : Nomad Press; Illustrated Edition (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
4 global ratings
5 star
85%
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star
15%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2018
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2014
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: build it yourself, project engineering