Mathematicians and scientists have been closely tied to many famous disasters. The Challenger explosion, the failure of the Mars Explorer, and the Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkway collapse all involved thinking errors. Because science and mathematics instruction is often dominated by facts and calculation, children are rarely exposed to these important concepts. This resource includes over 50 fascinating stories that relate math and science to real events in our world. Problems at 3 levels of difficulty are included to test student's application of each concept.