The Building of the Hoover Dam

Engineering that Made America
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the building of the Hoover Dam. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Category STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Momentum
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-01-01
BISACS JNF061000, JNF025170, JNF051120
Dewey 627
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 750
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187486
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Fast facts, Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Phonetics, Primary-source text, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
Online Resources

  • Fast Facts and Timeline
  • Taming a River
  • Drilling the Tunnels
  • High Scalers
  • Pouring the Concrete
  • Dedicating a Dam
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Author: Arnold Ringstad

Arnold Ringstad is the author of more than 30 books for kids. He loves reading and writing about space exploration. He lives in Minnesota.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Engineering that Made America from School Library Journal on April 1, 2017

Some engineering feats are so deeply woven into the fabric of the United States that it is hard to imagine a time when they were only an idea, a vision. This series explores the histories of various engineering marvels from their inception to the present day. Each title begins with a… View →