By Elizabeth Schmermund,Mike Crosier
Look up, up, up! How do skyscrapers get so tall? Skyscrapers are extraordinary feats of engineering that children (and adults!) locate interesting. How do they get so excessive? How do they remain status? who's fascinated by designing and construction those gravity-defying structures?
In Explore Skyscrapers! With 25 nice tasks, elementary-aged little ones find out about the foundations of engineering which are utilized in construction skyscrapers, in addition to the heritage of skyscrapers themselves. Readers additionally discover the categories of execs that give a contribution to the elevating of a skyscraper, from engineers to architects to structures groups. to reply to the burning query on each younger engineer’s mind—how do skyscrapers remain standing?—readers notice the real designs used to construct tall structures, together with the tube body, the bundled tube body, and x-bracing. And by way of following the evolution of skyscraper layout, STEAM-focused scholars learn the way constructions became extra strong and extra complicated in the course of the advent of layout parts and new materials.
STEAM tasks for children, together with experiments with earthquake-resistant fabrics, trying out the relative energy of alternative shapes, and gaining knowledge of the influence of vibration on buildings, provide a distinct, interactive studying adventure, whereas hyperlinks to fundamental assets provide considerable chance for additional student-led exploration. enjoyable proof, attractive illustrations, timeline, thesaurus, and assets maintain young children eager to research extra approximately engineering design.
Explore Skyscrapers! is a part of a collection of 4 discover Engineering books. within the discover Engineering sequence, readers a while 7 to ten examine the physics at the back of the issues they construct: Why does a tower of blocks ultimately fall? Why does a tunnel occasionally collapse? via a chain of targeted, science-minded actions that require severe considering paired with inventive trial-and-error makes an attempt at development, readers increase foundational knowing of the physics that publications the construction and upkeep of bridges, canals, tunnels, and skyscrapers. different titles within the discover Engineering set contain Explore Bridges!, Explore Canals and Dams!, and Explore Tunnels!
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Explore Skyscrapers!: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World) by Elizabeth Schmermund,Mike Crosier