The clouded leopard is a shy and reclusive cat. This relative of lions and tigers is an endangered species. Their shy nature makes studying them difficult for zookeepers and scientists. Discover what makes them so special, and why they need our help.Created in partnership 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. The real-world examples give students insight into how the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems.
This book includes content that highlights every component of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and offers STEAM career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. With dynamic images and intriguing text features to enhance the reading experience and build visual literacy, this book will capture students' attention while building college and career readiness.