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Skyscrapers : Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects. / Donna Latham.

Latham, Donna. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781619301900 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.

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Summary, etc.:
This activity book stands as an invitation for young readers to explore, from antiquity to modernity, the innovation and physical science behind the towering structures and buildings in cities around the world. With a blend of trivia and fun facts that illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient pyramids to the Empire State Building, readers will discover how engineers and laborers experienced triumphs and tragedies in their pursuit to build tall. They will also develop an understanding of how modern, sophisticated building techniques and materials evolved over time. Activities and projects encourage children to explore the engineering process as they 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 and, with the use of various materials and engaging in trial and error, readers will...
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 6
940 Lexile.
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : Nomad Press, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 22614 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4871 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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