From the Series Amazing Structures
In Dams, early fluent readers will learn why dams are built and how they work. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore the built world around them.
An infographic illustrates how dams can be used to make electricity, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about dams using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dams also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Dams is part of Jump!'s Amazing Structures series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||176900|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
School Library Journal
Imparting just a few tantalizing morsels of information about various kinds of large-scale infrastructure, these primary-level introductions combine particularly vivid photos with comments that are simply phrased but not entirely generalized. In Bridges, for instance, Pettiford identifies and points out distinctive features of common kinds: beam, arch, and suspension. Also worth noting are photographic depictions of woman engineers and designers at work in Bridges, Dams, Skyscrapers, and Roller Coasters. Less laudable are the single hands-on projects that close each volume, which are perfunctory instructions for such nonstarters as a dam made from rocks and sticks in a flat pan full of sand. VERDICT Possible additions to STEM collections. —School Library Journal (11/2015)