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 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