What Protects Us During Natural Disasters?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

If you pay attention to the news, you’ve probably seen some scary headlines: an entire town destroyed by a tornado, floodwaters up to house roofs, and more. But the truth is, these kinds of natural disasters are rare. Plus engineers have designed buildings and other structures to keep us as safe as possible during these events. Impact glass, base isolation, and floodwalls are just a few of the improvements that help people weather natural disasters safely. Learn more about how engineering and smart design keep us safe during natural disasters.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF061000, JNF061010, JNF024080
Dewey 363.34
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 850
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177744
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Lisa Owings

Lisa Owings has a degree in English and creative writing from the University of Minnesota. She has written and edited a wide variety of educational books for young people. Lisa lives in Andover, Minnesota, with her husband and a small menagerie of pets.

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