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Saving Culture from Disaster

ISBN: 9781493869213

History is everywhere you look. But what happens when there is a disaster, such as a flood or an earthquake? People called conservators visit places hit by disasters. They work to save the items that represent the local culture. Learn about the methods that conservators use to save important cultural artifacts, and why saving these items is so important. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this e-book builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through the cyclical engineering design process: researching the issue, brainstorming ideas, designing and testing a solution, evaluating the results, improving the process, and sharing the outcomes. 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.

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