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“This is a good nonfiction STEM-based book that provides a collection of activities perfect for enthusiastic readers or to combine with a makerspace. . . .If you are looking for new engineering books for upper elementary school students this book would be a good choice. Recommended”
Ming Lu, Professor of Construction Engineering & Management, University of Alberta
“Tunnels! provides a fascinating account of history, evolution, and current state of tunnel engineering. Complex engineering fundamentals are explained in straightforward language and fun illustrations. Kudos to the publisher and author on a job well done to decipher the code of tunnel design and construction while engaging the curious mind of a young reader in engineering.”
Detailed Book Description
Moles, beavers, rabbits . . . these animals burrow tunnels in the ground every day! What other kind of creature makes tunnels? Humans!
In Tunnels! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, children ages 7 to 10 explore the fascinating world of passageways beneath the ground, dug deep within the earth through soil and rock. But why dig through rock to make a tunnel? Tunnels give people a way to travel and transport goods from one place to another. Readers learn about the engineering and construction that go into every tunnel made, whether it's being dug under roads, under oceans, or under cities. Links to primary sources for kids offer a unique, interactive learning experience, while fun facts, engaging illustrations, timeline, glossary, and lots of resources keep kids wanting to learn more about the engineering design process.
Try these hands-on STEM activities!
- Create a tunnel maze
- Design a series of tunnels on graph paper
- Experiment with beam strength
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Explore Tunnels
Why Do We Build Tunnels?
Engineers and Designs
Tools, Machines, and More!
Types of Tunnels
Famous Tunnels and Future Tunnels
Metric Conversions Resources