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!
Janice VanCleave is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of more than fifty children's science books with sales totaling over two million copies.
Introduction. 1. Push and Pull. Structural Engineering. 2. Blast Off. Aerospace Engineering. 3. Up and Away. Aeronautical Engineering. 4. Up and Down!. Roller Coaster Engineering. 5. Coming Through. Solar Engineering. 6. Easy Listening. Acoustical Engineering. 7. Stop and Go. Electrical Engineering. 8. Directors. Optical Engineering. 9. Recover. Petroleum Engineering. 10. Break Out. Nuclear Engineering. 11. New Stuff!. Chemical Engineering. 12. Hot Stuff!. Fire Engineering. 13. Brighter. Product-Development Engineering. 14. Primary . Biological Engineering. 15. Shiny. Metallurgical Engineering. 16. The Limit. Stress Engineering. 17. Weakened. Product Durability Engineering. 18. Discarded. Environmental Engineering. 19. Less is More. Geotechnical Engineering. 20. Flowing Through. Hydraulic Engineering. 21. Shake Up!. Earthquake Engineering. 22. Changes. Meteorology Engineering. 23. Around and Around. Hydrology Engineering. 24. Neighbors. Agricultural Engineering. 25. Stringy. Textile Engineering. Glossary. Index.