Guided by Stars

Retail Price: $10.99
School Library Price: $8.49
  • Age Range: 8-18
  • Grade: 4-8
  • Lexile: 800L
  • Guided Reading Level: W
  • Interest Level: 3-12
  • Reading Level: 5.7
  • Item: 28933
  • ISBN: 9781493867189
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 996
  • Pages: 32

Ancient Polynesians were some of the best navigators in history. They sailed double-hulled outrigger canoes across great distances and settled in all the major islands in the Pacific Ocean hundreds of years before Europeans arrived. Learn how they did all of this using only the stars, sky, and ocean as their guides!

Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this book builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. The hands-on STEAM challenge is ideal for makerspace activities, and guides students through every stage of the engineering design process. 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 math
  • Career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields
  • Dynamic images and text features enhance the reading experience and build visual literacy