Building Bridges

9781484637456. ea vol: 32p. (Young Engineers). glossary. index. photos. Heinemann-Raintree. Jan. 2017. lib. ed. $27.32. pap. $4.95.
Gr 3–5—Thought-provoking, tangible activities are at the core of these engaging volumes that will have students eager to try their hands at these basic engineering projects. Using materials commonly found around the house, each experiment demonstrates the scientific principle explained in the pages prior to it, enabling readers to connect the abstract concepts, such as thrust and lift (Fly), to the real world. The directions are clear and concise and require little to no adult supervision, empowering students to take an active role in their learning.
VERDICT Hand this series to readers who enjoy building, tinkering, and hands-on learning.

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