A great way to teach science and technology! Capture your childrens’ attention with a jaw-dropping world record and then build on that interest to teach core ideas.
The world’s oldest fossil (3.5 billion years old) leads to facts about fossils generally and a challenge for kids to go fossil hunting. The world’s first motorized vehicle (a steam powered tractor—way back in 1770) leads to a timeline of how the steam engine ushered in the modern age of transportation. What was the world’s first aircraft? (It wasn’t the Wright Brothers’!) How long would it take to walk the length of the world’s largest ship (a good 15 minutes). Students research, read, think, and learn how science and technology are woven into their everyday lives.
Amazing World Records of Science and Technology includes a rich assortment of topics:
The Difference Between Science and Technology • World’s Most Common Plant • World’s Largest Living Organism • World’s Tallest Plant • World’s Largest Animal • World’s Most Common Animal • World’s Oldest Fossil • World’s Most Active Volcano • World’s Oldest Rock • World’s Rarest Element • World’s Oldest Observatory • World’s First Motorized Vehicle • World’s First Aircraft • World’s Largest Ship • World’s Largest Train • World’s First Space Station • World’s Longest Road • World’s Longest Bridge • World’s Tallest Building • World’s Largest Dams • World's Longest Canal
Amazing World Records of Science—20 Innovative, Easy-to-Integrate Lesson Plans
- Grades 5-9
- 108 Pages
- 60 Reproducible Activity Sheets
- Hands-On Projects
- Teaching Guides
- Complete Answer Key
- Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association
- Part of the Amazing World Records Series of Books
- eBook/PDF Download