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  • Age Range: 7-13
  • Grade: 3-5
  • Lexile: 710L
  • Guided Reading Level: V
  • Interest Level: 2-7
  • Reading Level: 4.2
  • Item: 28909E
  • ISBN: 9781493869343
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 621.1
  • Pages: 32

Did you know that steam can be used to power engines? In fact, steam power drastically changed the manufacturing and transportation industries. Learn about the history of steam power and the engineers who made it possible, from its very first recorded use in the 1st century, to modern ways that steam is used to generate electricity.

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, art, and math
  • Career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields
  • Dynamic images and text features enhance the reading experience and build visual literacy