Yi Min's Great Wall Storybook
Yi Min, a young girl living outside of Beijing, China, has a problem. A hungry bunny has started munching on the plants in her classroom garden. A trip to the Great Wall of China inspires Yi Min to enlist the help of her friend Chen in building a Great Wall of their very own.
Grandfather, a former materials engineer, tells Yi Min about the materials he developed in his work. After Yi Min begins to explore the properties ofearth materials, she realizes that not all materials are equal when it comes to building a wall. Together, Yi Min and Chen design and build a bunny-proof solution for the school garden.
Readers are invited to create and test a wall made out of earth materials. With some creativity and knowledge of the engineering design process, everyone can engineer!
Engineering Field: Materials Engineering
Science Field: Earth & Space Sciences