Bridges and Tunnels
Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

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.


ISBN 13: 9781936749539
Price: 15.95
GRL: R
Grade Level: 4-6
Ages: 9-12
Subject: Science
Trim Size: 8 x 10
Color: Black & White
Page Count: 128
Author: Donna Latham
Illustrator: Jen Vaughn
Also Available:
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Winner of a 2012 Gold Moonbeam Award

 

Children's Literature Review—"The building of bridges and tunnels is a fascinating feat for engineers. Young readers curious about how these manmade structures are constructed will learn all about them. . .  Teachers and parents will enjoy sharing and learning with this handy tool that will inspire any math or science student."

 

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." Read the complete review online.

 

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)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.” Read the complete review online.

 

Erin Slayton, K–12 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.”

 

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