From Grass to Bridge
Guided Rd. Level V
Interest Level 2-6
Hundreds of years ago, the Inka Empire was the largest on Earth. The Inka were great builders, and created roads that helped the empire run smoothly. The most impressive part of the Inka roads were the bridges that were made out of a simple resource: they were made from grass!
Learn about these engineering marvels with this high-interest book. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this book builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through each step of the engineering design process and is ideal for makerspace activities. This book features:
- Real-world examples provide insight into how the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems
- Content that highlights every component of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics
- Career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields
- Dynamic images and text features enhance the reading experience and build visual literacy
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