Teaching through Trade Books: If You Build It...

by: Christine Anne Royce

From the youngest ages children construct buildings, bridges, towers, and anything else that comes to mind using a variety of materials. This month’s books and activities take this interest in construction and build on it by allowing students to experiment with structures, their design, and how they withstand forces. Through building activities young students start to develop science concepts associated with engineering and technology, while older students are able to put their knowledge of structures to the test in the design process.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2007Stock # sc07_044_07_14Volume 044Issue 07

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