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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. Children will engage in a hands-on exploration of Newton’s Third Law of Motion and of forces that push and pull on structures. They'll make an egg bungee jump and a soda pop can engine. They'll experiment with a triangular toothpick dome, liquefaction, and corrosion. In Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering, children will explore their own engineering and building skills as they create several bridge models.
About the Author
Donna Latham is an award-winning author and playwright. She is the author of Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself, Backyard Biology Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door With 25 Projects, Deciduous, Forests, Deserts, Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With 25 Projects, Norah Jones, Oceans, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Savannas and Grasslands, and Tundra. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Batavia, Illinois.
Jen Vaughn received her MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. She is a self-publishing cartoonist, librarian at the Schulz Graphic Novel Library in White River Junction, muralist at Dartmouth College and staff writer for the comics journalism site, THE BEAT.
What People are Saying About This
"This book is filled with interesting facts and suggestions of how to better take care of the earth." —Todd Parr, author, The Earth Book, winner, 2011 Green Earth Book Award
"As entertaining as it is informative, this compendium of trash is an absolute treasure. Dig in . . . and enjoy!" —Mary McKenna Siddals, author, Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
"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." —nsta.org