Structures (Physical Science Series)

Structures (Physical Science Series)

by Monique Peterson, Darcy Lockman, Tanya Stone
     
 
All structures must stand up to the forces of gravity, weather, and, occasionally, disasters. In Structures, Discovery Channel helps you discover how people have overcome challenges in designing, planning, and constructing bridges, skyscrapers, monuments, and tunnels in order to make them bigger and better than ever before.

Overview

All structures must stand up to the forces of gravity, weather, and, occasionally, disasters. In Structures, Discovery Channel helps you discover how people have overcome challenges in designing, planning, and constructing bridges, skyscrapers, monuments, and tunnels in order to make them bigger and better than ever before.

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Children's Literature
Take a virtual voyage and watch as crews repair the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Tour the world and learn about ancient structures left behind by great civilizations. In this installment of the "Discovery Channel School Science" series, a great deal is explained about structures and the forces trying to pull them down. Divided into two page segments, the book uses a Q&A segment to introduce some of the basics of engineering. The interview with a Greek column is rather cloying, but the rest of the book is fairly good. The book looks at sky scrapers, bridges and even music, in the Experience Music Project, a museum in Washington State. Each section has an activity. Illustrations are photos and drawings. The book includes a table of contents and a puzzle with a solution on the last page. 2003, Gareth Stevens Publishing
—Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836833645
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Discovery Channel School Science Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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