What if you could challenge your 11th graders to gain an understanding of the feats of engineering required to build high-rise buildings-and maybe even improve them? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can! The book steers your students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. An interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning, students get an inside look at the complex technologies and science behind the buildings they take for granted. They'll examine micro- and macro-properties of high-rise building construction materials, by exploring how they are constructed, their influence on society, and how to communicate complex ideas clearly; factors involved in the collapse of the World Trade Center, focusing on how engineers use structural failures to learn more about the designed world; and construction innovations that will prompt your students to propose new ways to construct high-rises.