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Science on the Oregon Trail
Science on the Oregon Trail
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Science on the Oregon Trail

You may have heard of the Oregon Trail. In the 1840s, more than 5,000 people traveled the Oregon Trail, hoping for a better life. But did you know that science played a big role in this epic journey? Learn how covered wagons were engineered. Find out how food was preserved and diseases were treated along the trail. And discover how modern technology is helping us learn even more about this time in history.

Reading LevelGrades 4-5
Interest LevelGrades 3-5
Lexile Level800L
ATOS Level5.2
AR Points1
AR Quiz #512136
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandCapstone Captivate
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count48
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $33.99 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Suzanne Costner, Fairview Elementary School, Maryville, TN

"Looking at historical events through a science lens provides a unique viewpoint. Discussions include the effects of scientific principles and processes, as well as the technology used to overcome problems. Students will learn how ocean currents affected the Mayflower and the Antarctic expedition or why Egyptian priests and Oregon Trail travelers had to fight bacterial decay. . . .An informative look at history and science that shows the connection between the two areas of knowledge." - School Library Journal

November 1, 2021

Tammy Enz

Tammy Enz

Tammy Enz became a civil engineer because of her awe of the massive steel bridges that spanned the Mississippi River. She just had to figure out how they worked. Today, she still likes tinkering and figuring out how things work. When she isn't tinkering, she fixes up old houses and conducts experiments in her garden and kitchen. Most of all, she loves reading books about anything and everything and asking 'why?'

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