Inka Terraces

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School Library Price: $8.49
  • Age Range: 8-18
  • Grade: 4-8
  • Lexile: 860L
  • Guided Reading Level: V
  • Interest Level: 3-12
  • Reading Level: 5.7
  • Item: 28925
  • ISBN: 9781493867103
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 985.019
  • Pages: 32

The Inka were master farmers, builders, and planners who lived in the Andes Mountains. This challenging environment required the Inka to develop innovative engineering solutions in order to farm, live, and thrive. Today, people still marvel at the awesome Inka. Learn how engineers are turning to the past for ideas on how to solve modern-day problems!

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