Construction comes alive with hands-on activities for kids ages 5 to 10
Kids love construction! From bridges to buildings, this book is filled with incredible things that young engineers can design and build themselves. They'll learn how structures are built, what goes on at construction sites, and the ways simple materials like rocks and dirt helped create our modern world.
This book keeps kids on track with step-by-step instructions for building paper cup towers, railroads, and more. They'll find out about the infrastructure that makes up our neighborhoods while also discovering how science, technology, engineering, art, and math all play important parts in construction.
Go beyond other construction books for kids with:
25 inspiring activities—Introduce kids to real construction with projects they can build at home using easy-to-find materials and an adult assistant.
Kid-friendly explanations—Expand the learning with simple explanations of how activities connect to STEAM concepts, as well as the hows and whys behind each project.
Info at a glance—Pick the perfect project with handy labels that detail the difficulty of the build, the time needed, and all necessary materials.
Foster a lifelong love of building with this standout among kids' construction books.
About the Author
AKYIAA MORRISON is a professional engineer and the founder/president of her own engineering consulting firm. She has extensive experience in road and railroad construction, asset management, and capital planning. Morrison loves teaching students all about engineering.
"Ms. Morrison has taken advanced topics and projects and successfully deconstructed them to become relevant to young children. Her topic is timely and will strengthen the spatial ability of kids while showing how everyday resources can become exciting tools for education. This is STEAM brought to life for young minds!" —Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD
"This is a great workbook for teachers and families to use to have fun introducing children to the world of civil engineering and construction—which is really just the world around them! Every public works department in the country can use this book to engage families in their work and make the world of infrastructure concrete (pun intended). The projects are easily done in class or at home with basic objects and art supplies." —Dr. Caprice Young, former president of the Los Angeles Board of Education and founding CEO of the California Charter Schools Association
"Looking for a way to engage kids in STEAM? In Awesome Construction Activities for Kids, Akyiaa M. Morrison offers 25 simple, low-cost design and build projects that will spark interest in your budding engineer." —Carol O'Donnell, professorial lecturer, George Washington University