Engineers design roads to be as safe and efficient as possible for the people who travel on them. From roundabouts and speed bumps to the routes that roads take, readers will learn how engineers follow the engineering design process to design roads that suit different environments and people who will use them. Vibrant photographs, child-centered examples, and a model-building activity allow readers to step into the shoes of engineers.
Imagine a street filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realize that, before vehicles, it used to take days—even weeks—to visit friends or family! This title looks at major innovations in transportation over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us change the way we travel?
Engineers design tunnels to help solve transportation challenges for people everywhere. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see what shapes and materials are used in construction to make tunnels stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create tunnels that can withstand weight, weather, water, and natural disasters!
Engineers design bridges to help solve the challenges of barriers that block the movement of people. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see how different types of bridges suit different types of obstacles. They will also discover what materials are used in construction to make bridges stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create bridges that stand up to the forces of extreme weather and natural disasters.
How are the tallest buildings built? How do the biggest boats get into the water? The crane, also known as a bridge or overhead crane, is the large machine used for these big, tall jobs. Children will learn about the different types and sizes of cranes and how they perform, how a crane is a vehicle, and why the crane provides power that people and animals cannot.
Vehicles on the Farm takes readers on an exciting tour of the kinds of hard-working vehicles that are found on a farm. This new title uses large, vibrant images and clear text to introduce readers to combines, harvesters, and other common farm vehicles and the important jobs they do.
Young readers will really dig this exciting new title that looks at different kinds of tractors. Tractors at Work uses detailed photographs and decodable text to introduce readers to different tractor models and the kinds of work different tractors can do.
Children will delight in learning about military tanks. Mighty Tanks introduces readers to the different parts that make up a tank and explains how these mighty armored vehicles move over rough terrain.
This high-energy title introduces young readers to different kinds of motorcycles, including superbikes, street bikes, and dirt bikes. This dynamic new book also describes the basic parts and functions of various motorcycles. Decodable text and exciting photographs make this title ideal for young motorcycle enthusiasts.
For kids who love airplanes, it doesn't get any more exciting than fighter jets! Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the different kinds of modern fighter jets, how they operate, and their purpose during wartimeto fight the enemy in the air and control the skies.
Young readers will be amazed by the photos of armored fighting vehicles, or AFVs, in this informative book. Military vehicles protected with plating, such as tanks, artillery, and personnel carriers, are featured along with explanations of how they work and how their armor plating protects them.
Engaging photographs and easy-to-read text combine to give young readers a close-up look at different kinds of helicopters. Hovering Helicopters describes the way a helicopter operates, different kinds of helicopters, and how these amazing machines can go places and do things that other vehicles cannot.
Monster trucks are recreational, sports entertainment vehicles that are pick-up trucks with enormous wheels and suspension. People watch them in races and jumps, or tractor pulls and car-crushing derbies. Kids will learn about the design of this enormous vehicle!
Dynamic photos and simple text explain the different roles helicopters play in the military. Young readers will discover which kinds of helicopters are used by the military for rescue, to carry personnel, and to carry out missions. The special features of each kind of helicopter are described.
What are the machines and vehicles that tear through tough material, then make our roads smooth and safe? Find out about back hoes and pounders, rollers and pavers; the work these vehicles do; how theyre made; and who can use them!
This entertaining book about trucks explains the basics of how trucks work. Topics include big and small kinds of trucks, tires, hydraulic beds that can be raised up, different kinds of fuel, and driving safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.
This fast-moving book about cars uses dynamic photos and interesting facts to explain the basics of how they work. Topics include the engine, steering, going fast and slow, different kinds of fuel, and driving safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.
Find out all about diggers and cranes, from bulldozers and tunnelling machines to the biggest tower cranes. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
This fast-moving book about motorbikes uses dynamic photos and interesting facts to explain the basics of how they work. Topics include the motor, tires, going fast and slow, steering and countersteering, and driving safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.
Learn all about tractors, from machines that lift, load, pull and push to the latest combine harvesters. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
Kids love machines that fly! This amazing book explains the basics of how planes and helicopters work. Topics include engines, wings, propellers, fuel, and flying safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.