Skyscrapers Library Lesson - World's Tallest Buildings - STEM Lesson

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This Skyscrapers Library Lesson is a companion lesson to my Bridges Library Lesson. It features a guided discussion of what it takes to build a skyscraper, plus images and information about the world’s five tallest skyscrapers. Perfect for STEM Library Lessons.

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FAST FACTS

  • Recommended for: Grades 2-5
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a Skyscrapers read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.

THIS SKYSCRAPERS LIBRARY LESSON INCLUDES:

  • 44-slide PPT + Google™ Slides library lesson presentation
  • List of 23 recommended Skyscrapers – themed read-alouds (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Answer Key for Scavenger Hunt (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Prep, set up, tips (6 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT and Google slide timings for digital bulletin boards

SKYSCRAPERS LIBRARY LESSON INCLUDES

  • sign language: “skyscrapers”
  • 5 whole-group discussion topics about what it takes to build a skyscraper
  • 5 tallest skyscrapers in the world as of August 2022 (will be updated as new skyscrapers surpass them)
  • skyscrapers idiom – “tower over”
  • skyscrapers idiom – “head in the clouds”
  • Library skills review: 700 Dewey Decimal section; call number; architecture (and skyscrapers) is in 720
  • Word of the Week: base and story
  • All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for Grades 2-5.

FEATURED SKYSCRAPERS AND SKYLINES

The tallest skyscrapers will change over time. The “top five” featured in this presentation are as of late-August 2022. I will update the list as needed when new skyscrapers surpass the existing top five.

I did not include any “towers” (such as the Tokyo Skytree) or any buildings that are not complete or are unoccupied (Goldin Finance 117 in China).

  • #5 – Ping An International Finance Center (China)
  • #4 – Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel (Saudi Arabia)
  • #3 – Shanghai Tower (China)
  • #2 – Merdeka 118 (Malaysia)
  • #1 – Burj Khalifa (UAE)
  • Taipei 101 (Taiwan)
  • The Shard (England)
  • Shanghai World Financial Center (China)
  • Turning Torso (Sweden)
  • Burj Al-Arab (UAE)
  • Willis Tower (USA)
  • Empire State Building (USA)
  • One World Trade Center (USA)
  • Chrysler Building (USA)
  • Marina Bay skyline (Singapore)
  • New York City skyline (USA)
  • Hong Kong skyline (China)

DIFFERENTIATED SKYSCRAPERS SCAVENGER HUNT

  • 2 versions + answer key
  • Version 1 – students color the icons and objects as they find them in the presentation slides
  • Version 2 – questions about the information in the slides + smaller images to find

RECOMMENDED READS

  • Includes picture books and nonfiction
  • all have a skyscrapers or buildings theme
  • total of 23 titles
  • includes small images from the presentation
  • titles are editable, so you can customize the books included for your library
  • All titles were hand-selected by a veteran school librarian for quality, diversity, positive professional reviews, and currency.

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