Explore Engineering 4 Title Set
The Science of Science Fiction
Alien civilizations, artificial intelligence, time travel–is there any truth in these exciting ideas? In The Science of Science Fiction, readers ages 12–15 explore the science behind classic and modern science fiction stories, many of which inspired today's inventors and innovators.$17.95 - $22.95
Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids
In Big Data: Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 explore the definition of data and learn how essential it is to our everyday lives. They learn about the history of data, the transition from paper to computers, and the role that search engines such as Google$17.95 - $22.95
Gutsy Girls Go For Science: Astronauts
With Stem Projects for Kids
Bonnie Dunbar, Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Sunita Williams, and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are all pioneers in the field of space exploration. In Gutsy Girls Go for Science:Astronauts with STEM Projects for Kids, readers ages 8 through 11 explore the lives of these female astronauts who took risks and pushed the limits of what we know about$14.95 - $19.95
Canals and Dams!
With 25 Science Projects for Kids
Did you know that hydropower supplies 16 percent of all electricity worldwide? Did you know there are more than 57,000 big dams around the world? Canals and Dams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites children ages 7 though 10 to investigate the waterways that help the world run! Through fun facts and engaging content, readers$14.95 - $19.95
Praise for books in the series:
School Library Connection
"This is a good nonfiction STEM-based book that provides a collection of activities perfect for enthusiastic readers or to combine with a makerspace. The text provides a lot of information about tunnels to interest students, containing a great depth of information about different types of tunnels, why they are needed, how they are designed and built, what machines are used to build them, and examples of famous tunnels. The information provided will satisfy enthusiastic upper elementary school engineers as they learn about different soil types, forces that act on tunnels, and other cool facts. Each chapter ends with up to six different hands-on science projects for kids to do using an engineering notebook, common household items, or the internet. The projects look fun (like building tunnels out of cardboard tubs or making a drill) and could appeal to many different levels of learners. While I think this book is great for enthusiastic students, the cartoon illustrations and long, narrative-style text may not be interesting to readers who just want the quick facts about tunnels. However, if you are looking for new engineering books for upper elementary school students this book would be a good choice. Recommended."
The Children’s Book Review
"The need for more young people to be engaged in and interested in the STEM fields is a hot topic in children’s literature at the moment, so Jennifer Swanson and Bryan Stone’s Bridges! is a welcome addition to the range of non-fiction elementary school level books available. Part of a set of four engineering-focused books for young readers, Bridges! Specifically encourages young readers to interest themselves in bridges not just as amazing landmarks or historical artifacts, but as puzzles in critical thinking and problems to be solved. This is a challenging, hands-on approach to learning which is highly refreshing." Read more online.
Detailed Book Description
Titles in this set include:
- Skyscrapers! With 25 Science Projects for Kids
- Tunnels! With 25 Science Projects for Kids
- Canals and Dams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids
- Bridges! With 25 Science Projects for Kids
Guided reading levels range from R to V.
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