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Lighthouses: FAQ

Source: The United States Coast Guard Our first lighthouses were actually given to us by Nature. Sailors sometimes used landmarks such as glowing volcanoes to guide them. In the Ancient World, tradi…

Bridges

Bridges have come a long way since ancient times, when people used logs or weaved vines to cross streams. In fact, they have become an art form. The most common types of modern bridges include: b…

B-25 Hits the Empire State Building

The Question: I don't ever recall hearing that a U.S. B-52 airplane struck the Empire State Building. Can you point me to an article regarding who, what, why,…

Writing Well: Narrative Building Blocks

Narrative Building BlocksWriting WellTell Me a Story: NarrationNarrative Building BlocksGet Cookin'!Life Line: Personal Narratives Author! Author! When a person is surrounded by disciples, O…

Architect

What is this job like? Architects design houses and buildings. They plan offices and apartments. They design schools, churches, and airport terminals. Their plans involve far more than a building's …

Drafter

What is this job like? Drafters make drawings and plans. Other workers use these drawings and plans to build things. Some plans show how to make objects like toys, toasters, and machinery. Some plan…

Carpenter

What is this job like? Carpenters build many things from wood and other materials, like buildings and boats. They construct, erect, install, and repair structures and other fixtures. To do this, the…

Electrician

What is this job like? Without these workers, there would be no lights, no computers, and no TVs plugged into our walls. Electricians bring us electricity. They put in the wires that carry electrici…

Civil Engineer

What is this job like? Civil engineers design things. These might be roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, or water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in their …