Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Hancock, James Gulliver
By (author): Hunt, Shannon
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: September 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 11.37in x 8.75in
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From The Publisher*How do you land a rover on Mars, resolve a perpetual traffic jam or save a herd of caribou from potential extinction? Ask an engineer! Author Shannon Hunt presents nine real-life problems for which engineers designed inventive (and even crazy!) solutions. Each was solved using a different field of engineering --- from aerospace and mechanical to the new field of geomatics. A helpful seven-step flowchart of the engineering design process is also featured: define the problem, investigate the requirements, develop solutions, design a prototype, test it, improve it and share the idea. These steps are highlighted in each chapter with helpful icons that refer back to the flowchart. Sidebars, biographies of the engineers and fun detailed illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock help flesh out the stories and bring them to life. This terrific introduction to some fascinating practical applications of engineering is sure to inspire the natural engineer in every child. With its emphasis on real-world connections to the math, science and technology skills applied with critical thinking and creative problem solving, this book is a natural for encouraging STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math). With so many direct curriculum applications for grades three to seven, and in following with the guidelines in the Next Generation Science Standards, this book is a perfect resource for classrooms and libraries, as well as anywhere a makerspace is found. Includes a table of contents, glossary and index.
From The Publisher*Nine engineering problems and their ingenious solutions.How do you land a rover on Mars, resolve a perpetual traffic jam or save a herd of caribou from potential extinction? Ask an engineer! Here are nine real-life problems for which engineers designed inventive (and even crazy!) solutions. Each was solved using a different field of engineering --- from aerospace and mechanical to the new field of geomatics --- along with some awesome math, science and technology skills! A helpful seven-step engineering design process is also featured: define the problem, identify the requirements, develop solutions, design a prototype, test it, improve it and share the idea.What child doesn't love a radical idea? These feats are sure to inspire the natural engineer in all!