Hovercrafts and Humvees

Engineering Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In 1944 during World War II, US and British engineers built a massive floating harbor. When soldiers from these countries landed in France to fight the Germans, ships towed the harbor to the French coast. Within days it was working to bring supplies to the soldiers.

Engineering has always been an important part of war. Engineers have built defenses to protect soldiers, as well as roads and ships to move troops quickly. Engineers constructed huge castles—and also made giant catapults and battering rams capable of destroying castle walls. From the helicopter to the hovercraft, discover how military engineers have changed war on land, at sea, and in the air!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025130, JNF051130
Dewey 623
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 930
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192163
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, and Timeline

Author: Terry Burrows