Great Idea: Engineering
Read the truly inspiring stories of some of the greatest engineering feats ever accomplished. From ancient structures like the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Wall of China, to modern accomplishments like the Large Hadron Collider and the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, engineers and construction workers have toiled to overcome problems of physics and nature.
Each book is divided into four chapters and is written in a non-technical way so that elementary students can understand the historical background and scientific concepts. For example, Hoover Dam starts with a discussion of the geography of the area, then progresses to construction techniques and challenges, explains other aspects of the dam and the two power plants that operate there, and finishes with the improvements that building the dam has brought to the area. Color and black-and-white photos and drawings enhance the clearly-written and informative text. Sidebars and "Did You Know" inserts provide additional interesting facts. The last few pages contain a glossary, index, and related websites that may be of additional interest.
This series discusses a unique topic for an age group this young. See if these pique the interest of your budding civil engineer. ~ Bob