Engineering the Space Needle
The Space Needle, a tower built for the 1962 World's Fair, has become a famous landmark in Seattle, Washington. Engineering the Space Needle introduces readers to the designers and their inspirations, the quick and efficient construction process, and the ways in which the fair used the Space Needle to represented a bright future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Arts, Crafts & Makerspace|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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Building by Design Set 2 – School Library Connection
This series provides readers with interesting background information and facts about construction of several world-famous feats of architecture. Titles offer a student-centered perspective into the history, construction, and current status of these unique landmarks through limited text, full-color photographs, and diagrams. Insights into the architect’s thinking, the math involved in creating the plans; hidden symbols in the designs; and information on cleaning, maintaining, and preserving the landmarks are among the topics included. Providing just the right balance of images, facts, and sidebars to intrigue the young architect or engineer, I foresee reading one title in the series will springboard readers into the rest. All titles include sidebars offering different perspectives; prompts and activities for writing, reading, analysis, and critical thinking; and nicely labeled diagrams. This series also focuses on primary sources and offers ancillary online resources. Great for any STEM focus as each book addresses math, science, and engineering aspects. Recommended.