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When an abandoned 20-story building needs to be safely demolished and reduced to 80,000 tons of rubble, who do you call? Master blasters! These are the engineers who use precisely placed explosives to blast new subway tunnels under cities and demolish skyscrapers, towers, and bridges. Readers will discover how explosives engineers use science, math, and technology to plan and execute intricate sequences of explosions in demolition and construction projects. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of the daily work of master blasters, entertaining anecdotes, cool facts, and behind-the-scenes images. Readers will also get the chance to try out fun math and engineering projects.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Series Get to Work with Science and Technology
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781910549933, 9781910549940, 9781944998363
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 690
Dimensions 8 x 10
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Guided Reading Level T
Lexile Reading Level 990
Author Ruth Owen

School Library Journal Review for Astronaut, Creating Visual Effects for Movies as a CGI Artist, Inventors, and Master Blasters

Though slim, each title provides enough background on its topic to give students a decent grasp on prospective job opportunities. The majority of the text focuses on current events and developments within the field (e.g., astronaut Scott Kelly’s historic year in space in Astronaut) but does backtrack to offer a general overview. Concluding “Get to Work” sections encourage kids to study the relevant subject areas and perform an experiment or action that mirrors what an actual inventor, CGI artist, etc., would do. The bright photos and up-to-date text make these fine selections for career collections.

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