Master Blasters

Working with Explosives in Demolition and Construction

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 7   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When an abandoned 20-story building needs to be safely demolished and reduced to 80,000 tons of rubble, who do you call? Master blasters! These are the engineers who use precisely placed explosives to blast new subway tunnels under cities and demolish skyscrapers, towers, and bridges. Readers will discover how explosives engineers use science, math, and technology to plan and execute intricate sequences of explosions in demolition and construction projects. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of the daily work of master blasters, entertaining anecdotes, cool facts, and behind-the-scenes images. Readers will also get the chance to try out fun math and engineering projects.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-910549-93-3
$26.65 $19.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2017
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-10-07
BISACS JNF011000, JNF051130
Dewey 690
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 990
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 186021
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.