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Smithsonian STEAM Collection: History and Culture

How are National Parks designed to accommodate millions of visitors while preserving their natural beauty and resources? How did the Inka control water for farming? Created in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, this 9-book set devoted to history and culture builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation.

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, the arts, 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, this set will engage students' minds and imaginations!

Titles in this set include:

  • 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
  • Designing National Parks

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Reading Level

Interest Level

Reading Levels 3, 4,5

Grades 3-5

Subject/Genre: STEAM


Recommended Ages: 9–12

Pages: 32 pp., 7 x 9, softcover


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Smithsonian STEAM - History and Culture: 9 books


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