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Science for Every Kid #119: Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun

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How does a roller coaster car stayon the track when hurtling upside-downon a gigantic loop?

Why does folding a piece of paper inan accordion shape make it stronger?

What wing shape givesairplanes their lift?

How do rockets blast off into space?

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!

Also available in Janice VanCleave'sScience for Every Kid series:

ASTRONOMY

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

CONSTELLATIONS

DINOSAURS

EARTH SCIENCE

ECOLOGY

ENERGY

FOOD AND NUTRITION

GEOGRAPHY

GEOMETRY

THE HUMAN BODY

MATH

OCEANS

PHYSICS

Synopsis:

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!

Synopsis:

Full of great hands-on activities for kids ages 8 to 12

A large portion of any science fair deals with engineering topics, yet there are currently no project books for kids ages 8 to 12 specifically on engineering. This fun and practical book includes 25 step-by-step activities to try, including using chemical engineering to make a slimy " goo, " using aerospace engineering to make a balloon rocket, and using solar engineering to make sun tea. Bestselling children’ s science author Janice VanCleave explains the science behind each project topic in simple terms that kids can understand and most of the materials can easily be found around the house.

Janice VanCleave (Riesel, TX) is a former science teacher and the author of more than 40 children’ s science books that have sold over two million copies.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471471820
Author:
Vancleave, Janice Pratt
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
VanCleave, Janice Pratt
Author:
VanCleave, Janice
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Engineering
Subject:
Technology-General
Subject:
Science & Nature - Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Technology : General
Subject:
Science & Technology - General
Subject:
Science -- Experiments.
Subject:
Engineering -- Experiments.
Subject:
Children s-Science Experiments
Subject:
Childrens Science
Subject:
Children s Sci
Subject:
ence
Copyright:
Series:
Science for Every Kid Series
Series Volume:
119
Publication Date:
20110106
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.94x6.04x.59 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , 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!

"Synopsis" by , Full of great hands-on activities for kids ages 8 to 12

A large portion of any science fair deals with engineering topics, yet there are currently no project books for kids ages 8 to 12 specifically on engineering. This fun and practical book includes 25 step-by-step activities to try, including using chemical engineering to make a slimy " goo, " using aerospace engineering to make a balloon rocket, and using solar engineering to make sun tea. Bestselling children’ s science author Janice VanCleave explains the science behind each project topic in simple terms that kids can understand and most of the materials can easily be found around the house.

Janice VanCleave (Riesel, TX) is a former science teacher and the author of more than 40 children’ s science books that have sold over two million copies.

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