Guided by Stars

Guided by Stars

by Roger Sipe


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The ancient Polynesians were amazing navigators who traversed the Pacific Ocean and settled in its many islands. How did they travel such extreme distances and know where they were going without the use of modern technology like smartphones, satellites, or even magnetic compasses to guide them? Learn the answer to these questions in this book that uses real-world examples to illustrate science concepts. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students' curiosity about STEAM topics. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this high-interest book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493867189
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Publication date: 12/03/2018
Series: Smithsonian Series: Informational Text
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Oceanic Explorers 4

Journey Preparation 6

Of Stars & Skies 12

Of Wind & Waves 18

Keepers ox Culture 23

Beyond the Sea 26

STEAM Challenge 28

Glossary 30

Index 31

Career Advice 32

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