In Channel Tunnel, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this underwater engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they cross the English Channel in style. An infographic illustrates where the tunnel was built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Channel Tunnel using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Channel Tunnel also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Channel Tunnel is part of Jump!'s Engineering Marvels series.
In Panama Canal, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this important engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this crucial waterway. An infographic illustrates how the canal works, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Panama Canal using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Panama Canal also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Panama Canal is part of Jump!'s Engineering Marvels series.
How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.
Used by the United States Army Special Forces, AH-6 Little Birds have a reputation for their ability to quickly attack a target and then get away before the enemy can react. They have proven to be so successful that the Army is developing a drone based off of the Little Bird design. This title introduces readers to the AH-6 Little Bird, its features, and the missions this small, speedy helicopter performs.
This title shows readers how to build cars they can really power and race, such as a balloon car, a solar car, and many more. Easy-to-follow instructions, handy templates, dynamic photographs, and easily accessible materials make these projects challenging, fun, and highly rewarding!
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!
Perhaps no two people in history exemplify the spirit of invention better than brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Born in the Midwest in the late 1800s, Orville was exceptionally good at creating mechanical devices, and Wilbur had a genius for ideas. The turn of the 20th century came during an age of invention and technological development. Inspired by a fierce worldwide competition to be the first to invent a machine that could fly and be controlled by a pilot, the Wright brothers tested and refined several prototypes. At last, on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they achieved their pioneering flight. The brothers went on to develop machines and controls that made possible powered, fixed-wing flights and laid the foundation for pilot-controlled aviation as we know it today. They also founded the Wright Company, which built airplanes for the rising new industry of commercial aviation. Had Wilbur not died at the early age of 45, who knows what else the innovative pair might have accomplished.
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.
A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.
Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.
Drivers who need to quickly get from one place to another use highways! In this title for emergent readers, the construction, materials, and science of highways are presented in a straightforward way with simple text, crisp photos, and engaging special features.
The earliest airplanes all used propellers to fly. Find out how these planes work and how they were used.
With a top speed of 183 miles per hour, the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 motorcycle is one impressive speed machine! But not all motorcycles are designed for speed. Some are made for cruising the country. Others go off road! This title allows young readers to explore the enticing world of motorcycles.
In The First Flight, readers will learn about the science and technology the Wright brothers used to develop the first powered flight. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the brothers had to overcome to get a flying machine in the air and how this super science feat continues to help us develop airplanes.
This books describes the process used to develop transportation methods and describes the ways each STEAM field is involved in the process.
A kindergarten-level introduction to jets, covering their speed, pilots, role in transportation, and such defining features as their pointy noses. The popular Seedlings series from Creative Education now offers irresistible introductions to six more wild animals and six speedy vehicles. Written in a friendly voice, filled with dynamic photos, and featuring text crafted for the youngest of readers, these newest books touch upon the bodies, behaviors, habitats, and family relationships of living things and the parts, operation, settings, and roles of vehicles. As introductions to informational text, these titles will plant the seeds of knowledge!
A kindergarten-level introduction to tractors, covering their purpose, parts, role in farming, and such defining features as their big tires.
A basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of dump trucks, the hauling and dumping machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of dump trucks.
A basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of bulldozers, the leveling and scraping machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of bulldozers.
A kindergarten-level introduction to tow trucks, covering their purpose, where they are found, their drivers, and such defining features as their booms and winches.
A kindergarten-level introduction to the large trucks known as big rigs, covering their purpose, drivers, and such defining features as their tractors and trailers.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of the world’s largest helicopter, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Mil Mi-26.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest passenger ships, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Oasis of the Seas.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of the world’s largest cargo plane, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Antonov An-225.