The Built Environment: Resources
- Caney, S. (2006) Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Kids.
- Dupre, Judith. (1996). Skyscrapers. New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
- Edwards, C., Gandini, L. & Forman, G. (Eds.). (1998). The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach- Advanced Reflections. (Second Edition). Greenwich, CT and London, UK: Ablex Publishing Corporation.
- Levy, M. & Salvadori, M. (2002). Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail. New York, NY and London, UK: W.W. Norton & Company.
- Project Zero of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. (2001). Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners. Cambridge, MA and Reggio Emila, Italy: Reggio Children.
- Salvadori, Mario. (1990). The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects. (Third Edition). Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated.
- Salvadori, Mario. (2002). Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture. New York, NY and London, UK: W.W. Norton & Company.
- Vygotsky, L. S. (1962). Thought and Language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes, (Eds.) Cole, M., John-Steiner, V., Scribner, S. & Souberman, E. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Wilkinson, Philip. (1996). Super Structures. New York, NY: DK Publishing, Inc.
- Wilson, Forrest. (1995). What it Feels Like to Be a Building. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Wood, D., Bruner, J. S. & Ross, G. (1976). “The Role of Tutoring in Problem-solving.” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol. 17, p. 89-100.
• http://images.google.com - Googles image search engine
• http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/TheBuildings.php - Photos of Chicago skyscrapers
• http://www.scottmurphyphotography.com/ - Photos of New York City skyscrapers
Building Big: All About Skyscrapers
This interactive Web site offers everything you ever wanted to know about how skyscrapers are built, but were afraid to ask. Includes histories and tidbits on some of the world’s most famous structures.
First experiences in science, mathematics, and technology: Science in early childhood
This article is a great resource for facilitators working with Early Learners, and what constitutes “science learning” for this age group.
The Institution of Structural Engineers
This Web site includes facts about the world’s ten tallest buildings and ten longest bridges, as well as pictures and links to their dedicated sites.
Project 2061: Benchmarks online
This Web site, funded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a long-term initiative aimed at advancing literacy in science, mathematics and technology.
The Built Environment is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation