Skyscrapers Hands-On Activity

Hands-on Activity

Skyscrapers Hands-On Activity

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit Download PDF Skyscrapers Hands-On Activity Prompt for the students: Using only the materials provided, teams of students will design and build a structure as tall as p…

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Refrigerator Railcars and Its Role in History

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Refrigerator Railcars and Its Role in History

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

Explore a MDT refrigerator railcar at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and become aware of the importance of this technological innovation. Witness how the refrigerator railcar provi…

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Days of Despatch

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Days of Despatch

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

Travel back in time to Despatch, NY, currently known as East Rochester, NY, and discover how the refrigerator railcar aided in the development and growth of an entire village. When Merchants Despat…

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Skyscrapers

Inquiry Unit

Skyscrapers

The symbol of growth in China and India of the early 21st century is the proliferation of skyscrapers. This was also the symbol of urbanization in the early 20th century U.S. How did this come about? …

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Khufu Pyramid Complex

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Khufu Pyramid Complex

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit

The Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu, constructed c. 2580 – c. 2560 BCE, is the tallest pyramid in Giza and the largest ever constructed in Egypt.  Made of limestone and originally reaching a height …

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The “Esagila” Tablet

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The “Esagila” Tablet

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit

A tablet of neo-Babylonian mathematical text that references, The Etemenanki, a ziggurat presumed to be the biblical “Tower of Babel”, or the "House of the Foundation of Heaven and Earth" (Genesi…

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