Smithsonian Informational Text: Creative Solutions 9-Book Set Grades 3-5
Guided Rd. Level T-X
Interest Level 2-7
If you were traveling to space, what would you wear? How do satellites give us images from space? Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this 9-book set devoted to creative solutions builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation.
The hands-on STEAM challenges are ideal for makerspace activities and guide students through each stage of the engineering design process. The real-world examples give students insight into how the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems.
Each book highlights every component of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Students will make STEAM career connections through career advice from Smithsonian employees. With dynamic images and intriguing text features to enhance the reading experience, this set will engage students' minds and imaginations! This set includes (titles may vary) (titles may be substituted):
- Taking Photos from Space
- Helping People See
- From Grass to Bridge
- The Evolution of Space Suits
- Designing a Shuttle
- Electric Vehicles
- Thomas Edison: Lighting a Revolution
- The Science of Glass
- The Art and Science of Skateboarding
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Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards
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