Inka Terraces


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The Inka were master farmers, builders, and planners. Living in the Andes Mountains, they farmed and built on steep slopes. In the Andes, water can be a destructive, unpredictable force. The Inka controlled water through careful study and engineering. From terraces for farming to royal palaces, the Inka built things to last. Learn how their ancient inventions are helping modern-day engineers develop solutions to modern-day problems with this fascinating Informational Text created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution! Build reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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SKU (ISBN): 9781493867103
ISBN10: 1493867105
Ben Nussbaum
Binding: Perfect
Published: December 2018
Smithsonian Readers
Publisher: Shell Education/Teacher Created Materials

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