“Skyscraper Day” is Sept. 3! Here’s the online resources from our study last year. It was a fun one! We learned a lot, too.
When we looked over this week’s special days (https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/29/special-days-in-september-2014/), the 3rd caught our attention, “Skyscraper Day”! This is a day to appreciate and admire the world’s tallest skyscrapers. With all the fantastic resources I found, this study will probably hold our interest for more than just a day. I’m thinking it’s going to be “Skyscraper Rest of the Week or Longer” for us. Below are the links we’ll be following as we learn about skyscrapers. This study will cover the subjects of science, math, language arts, history, geography, literature, and art. Most of the resources will apply to all ages.
Skyscraper Day Information http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/skyscraperday.htm
Fun Facts About Skyscrapers http://www.factmonster.com/spot/skyscraperfacts.html (there’s related links on the right side of the article)
How Skyscrapers Work Articles with Diagrams http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/skyscraper2.htm
Time-lapse Construction Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdpf-MQM9vY
Virtual Field Trip – 360 degree Panoramic View from the Empire State Building http://www.nylocations.com/360-panorama/empire-state-building/
Skyscraper Emergency Engineering Lab Interactives http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/skyscraper/challenge/index.html
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