Spring 2017

Extraordinary Engineering

 
Cover: Extraordinary Engineering
 
 

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Summary

The 21st Century Junior Library Extraordinary Engineering series explains how important feats of engineering are accomplished, providing age-appropriate content, aligned to curriculum standards, and adds colorful sidebars encouraging students to LOOK, THINK, MAKE A GUESS, ASK QUESTIONS, or CREATE. Additionally, this series includes directions for a simple activity at the end of each book, serving as an example of covered principles. This combination of reading and inquiry helps students develop the skills and content mastery needed to succeed in the 21st Century. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Specifications

BISAC Subjects

  • Compact view
  • Extended view

Individual Titles (8)

Cover: Aircraft Carriers
Cover: Bridges
Cover: Dams
Cover: Roller Coasters
Cover: Skyscrapers
Cover: Stadiums
Cover: Tunnels
Cover: Water Parks
 

Reviews

School Library Journal - Extaordinary Engineering

Gr 1-3–Readers are introduced to remarkable feats of modern engineering in this awe-inspiring series. Basic scientific concepts, such as inertia, centripetal force, and kinetic energy, are appropriately defined for students using straightforward language and simple sentence structure. Crisp white pages provide the background for the text, and when they are paired with the abundant colorful photos, the effect is striking. Sidebars that encourage critical thinking, particularly conceptualizing, analyzing, and synthesizing data, are found throughout each volume, while “Try This!” will bolster students’ understanding of various scientific principles through experimentation and hands-on learning. VERDICT A solid introduction to engineering concepts that will appeal to lower elementary schoolers.

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