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Written by Kevin Cunningham

ISBN: 978-0-531-26521-5

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With their giant drops and twisting loops, roller coasters have been thrilling people for decades. These exciting rides give passengers a taste of danger, but thanks to the careful work of roller coaster designers, they are as safe as can be. Readers will learn how designers and engineers work together to plan and build some of the world's most incredible thrill rides.
Item #: 618716
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 6 1/2" x 9"
Pages: 64
Grades: 5 - 8
Ages: 10 - 13
Dewey #: 620.002
Guided Reading Level: W
Lexile Level: 1120L
AR Quiz #: 163004
AR Points: 1.0
ATOS Level: 6.9
  • Diagrams, graphs, and charts help to clarify complex subjects
  • Unique visual designs draw readers in and encourage them to invest
  • Interviews with real-life workers give readers an up-close look at their jobs
  • Helpful statistics assist readers in planning their future careers
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  • Science and technology vocabulary, photographs, and illustrations provide students with opportunities to determine the meaning of symbols and key words as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context
  • relevant to the text and topic: Reading Standard for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects: Key Ideas and Details
  • Interviews, sidebars, and statistics help students analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text and how the major sections contribute to the whole: Anchor Reading Standard for Informational Text: Craft and Structure
  • Each title is an accurate source for when students are required to produce clear and coherent writing and conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects: Production and Distribution of Writing