From crossing vast oceans to exploring outer space, we continue to push the limits of our scientific and engineering capabilities. But what happens when our pursuits don't go as planned? What are the consequences, and how can we learn from these engineering mistakes? This series explores the science behind some of history’s most catastrophic man-made disasters, from the crash of the Hindenburg to the explosion at Chernobyl. Early fluent readers will gain practice reading engaging informational text. Includes infographics, an activity, and a glossary to reinforce new words.