Smithsonian® Informational Text Series for Grades 3-5: History and Culture Book Set

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Grades 3-5.

Created in partnership with the Smithsonian® Institution, this STEAM book set devoted to history and culture builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Readers learn how National Parks are designed to accomodate millions of viewers while presenting their natural beauty and resources, how the Inka control water for farming, and more. 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, art, 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, the set will engage students' minds and imaginations. Set of 9 titles includes Making a Mummy, Navigating at Sea, Saving Culture from Disaster, Powered by Steam, The Culture of Calendars, Conserving an Aircraft, Digging Up Dinosaurs, Inka Terraces, and Designing National Parks. Interest level: Grades 2-7.


  • Set of 9
  • 32 pages each
  • 7 in. x 9 in.
  • Copyright 2019

Item Weight: 1.50
Age: 8 yrs. - 10 yrs.
Brand: Shell Education
Grade: 3 - 5
School Type: Elementary School
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