10 Most Innovative Feats of Engineering Reading and Questions


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Grades 6 and Up

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Students read about the 10 most innovative and record-breaking engineering feats of modern times!

Includes both PRINT and GOOGLE options to assign!

In this activity, students will:

  • READ about the top 10 engineering feats of modern times, from the 1914 Panama Canal to the 2022 Çanakkale Bridge.
  • ANSWER text-dependent questions – no prior knowledge required!

This resource is the PERFECT science sub plan because:

  • No prior knowledge is required – all of the answers to questions appear in the text.
  • The content applies for any upper middle school or high school science or engineering course.
  • An answer key is included, so your sub can easily review the correct answers.
  • This activity can be assigned both on paper with the included PDF or directly through Google Classroom. A Google Slides version is included!

Engineering Feats Included:

  1. Panama Canal (Panama)
  2. International Space Station (space)
  3. Burj Khalifa (UAE)
  4. Çanakkale Bridge (Turkey)
  5. Millau Viaduct (France)
  6. Delta Works (Netherlands)
  7. “Bird’s Nest” Stadium (China)
  8. Three Gorges Dam (China)
  9. Large Hadron Collider (Switzerland
  10. Seikan Tunnel (Japan)

Teacher Notes:

  • The link to the Google Slides version is included in the downloadable PDF.
  • Please note: This resource is NOT editable.
  • Answer key is included.


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