Synopses & Reviews
A working kaleidoscope, a marble runway, a robotic hand, a flying rubber-band airplane, and a flapping prehistoric bird are just some of the ingenious projects that can be constructed from cardboard boxes, sheets, and tubes -- and that are sure to excite and engage kids who love to build, tinker, and invent. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographic instructions and tips for taking creations to the next level encourage learners curious about how things work to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and try cool building techniques. With this book as their guide, young engineers, parents, and educators alike can "unbox" hours of fun and a wealth of inspired ideas for school science fairs, at-home activities, and classroom collaboration.
Cardboard is everywhere For creative kids aged 9 to 14, it's the perfect eco-friendly building material, and Cardboard Box Engineering is the perfect guide to get them started on inventive tinkering. A working kaleidoscope, a marble roller coaster, a robotic hand, and a wind-powered tractor with cardboard gears are just some of the ingenious projects developed by Jonathan Adolph, author of the best-selling Mason Jar Science. Working with simple household tools, kids can follow the step-by-step photographic instructions to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and learn the basics of physics and engineering with activities that have real-life applications.