Bridges!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids

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$19.95  $18.55
Nomad Press (VT)
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8.2 X 10.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Jennifer is an award-winning author of more than 30 nonfiction and fiction books for children. Her books in the "How Things Work" series by The Child's World were named to the 2012 Booklist's Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. She is also the author of Explore Forces and Motion and Zoology: Cool Women Who Work With Animals from Nomad Press. Jennifer resides in Jacksonville, Florida, with her family and her two dogs. Bryan Stone is a cartoonist and the illustrator of several books for Nomad Press including Explore Night Science!, Explore Flight!, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore Electricity!, and Explore Honey Bees!. He lives in West Fairlee, Vermont.


School Library Connection

"This newest addition in the Explore Your World series introduces young readers to the concepts and vocabulary of bridge construction. Through trivia, photographs, cartoon illustrations, clear diagrams and links to online videos and primary sources, readers will explore how some of the world's most extraordinary bridges were designed, created, and maintained. Opening with a timeline of bridges throughout history that includes a short introduction, this book enables young future engineers to explore the use of bridges to go over and under bodies of water. Five easy-to-read chapters explore the need for bridges, their engineering and design, types of bridges, building techniques, and famous bridges. A glossary, metric conversion table, resources and essential questions, and 25 hands-on STEM projects make this a fun and engaging must-have volume for every library serving young patrons. Index. Recommended."
The Children's Book Review

"The need for more young people to be engaged in and interested in the STEM fields is a hot topic in children's literature at the moment, so Jennifer Swanson and Bryan Stone's Bridges! is a welcome addition to the range of non-fiction elementary school level books available. Part of a set of four engineering-focused books for young readers, Bridges! Specifically encourages young readers to interest themselves in bridges not just as amazing landmarks or historical artefacts, but as puzzles in critical thinking and problems to be solved. This is a challenging, hands-on approach to learning which is highly refreshing. . . .This book is a fun read, and a wonderful role-model: a great new addition to children's non-fiction."