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Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun



Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun

Janice VanCleave

ISBN: 978-1-118-04576-3 January 2011 224 Pages


Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about engineering for yourself with this fun-filled resource. Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid presents entertaining, challenging experiments and activities to help you understand the different types of engineering there are—including structural, solar, electrical, and chemical—and how each is applied to real world everyday situations.

Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of easy-to-find materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and a simple scientific explanation. Plus, the book’s 25 projects can easily be used in the classroom, as the basis of a science fair project, or at home just for fun!

Introduction 1

1. Push and Pull 5

Structural Engineering

2. Blast Off 11

Aerospace Engineering

3. Up and Away 19

Aeronautical Engineering

4. Up and Down 27

Roller-Coaster Engineering

5. Coming Through 35

Solar Engineering

6. Easy Listening 43

Acoustical Engineering

7. Stop and Go 51

Electrical Engineering

8. Directors 59

Optical Engineering

9. Recover 67

Petroleum Engineering

10. Break Out 73

Nuclear Engineering

11. New Stuff 81

Chemical Engineering

12. Hot Stuff 87

Fire Protection Engineering

13. Brighter 95

Product Development Engineering

14. Primary 101

Biological Engineering

15. Shiny 107

Metallurgical Engineering

16. The Limit 113

Stress Engineering

17. Weakened 119

Product Durability Engineering

18. Discarded 125

Environmental Engineering

19. Less Is More 133

Geotechnical Engineering

20. Flowing Through 139

Hydraulic Engineering

21. Shake Up 145

Earthquake Engineering

22. Changes 151

Meteorological Engineering

23. Around and Around 159

Hydrology Engineering

24. Neighbors 165

Agricultural Engineering

25. Stringy 171

Textile Engineering

Glossary 177

Index 197

Science Project Ideas for Kids Read Janice VanCleave's science blog for more great project ideas.