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Visit this site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/

Author:WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: Explore great feats of engineering and the ingenuity of the engineers, architects, and builders who designed and built them. Learn about bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels; use Flash interactive engineering labs to experiment with forces, materials, loads, and shapes; take on the challenges of building big; visit wonders of the world, a databank of big structures; investigate big structures near you; and find out what's cool about being an engineer. The Educator's Guide offers hands-on activities. Based on a five-part PBS television series from WGBH Boston, and hosted by author-illustrator David Macaulay.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Simulations, Lesson Plans and Activities, Word Problems, Field Trips, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Engineering

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