The Science of Waves and Surfboards
Guided Rd. Level W
Interest Level 2-7
Being a great surfer requires more than skill and instinct. It's a sport that relies on science! Without buoyancy, surfers would sink. Without acceleration, they could not travel the length of a wave. Science also plays a role in how surfboards are designed. The history of surfing is a lesson of progress in science. Dive in and find out more!
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
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