This is Alaina Gassler's Science and Engineering Fair project in 2019. She completed this as an 8th grader at Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove, PA. Ab...
Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines...19 designs
Iqbal learns that his school's upcoming science fair has the theme of sustainability, and comes up with the perfect idea for his entry: he'll design a stove that doesn't produce smoke! With help from his teacher, Iqbal learns all about solar energy cooking, which uses heat from the sun to cook --- ingenious! Has Iqbal found a way to win first prize in the science fair while providing cleaner air and better health for his family at the same time?
In the forest canopy with pioneering ecologist Nalini Nadkarni | The Kid Should See This
"You know, people have been studying forests for centuries, but it's only been in the last 20, 25, 30 years that people have actually climbed up into the
Introduces young children to the problems associated with open-flame cooking in the developing world, as well as background information on sustainable technology. Part of the CitizenKid collection, this book uses the common experience of a science fair project to help children recognize that they, too, can help make the world a better place through innovative thinking and creative problem solving.
Presents nine real-life problems for which engineers designed inventive (and even crazy!) solutions. Each was solved using a different field of engineering --- from aerospace and mechanical to the new field of geomatics. A helpful seven-step flowchart of the engineering design process is also featured...
Build your very own planes and rockets! All you need are easy-to-find items and these incredible ideas. Find out how to make a glider, helicopter, a parachute, and more with objects like pencils, washers, and a plastic bag. Just put the pieces together to get up, up, and away—flying like the birds
This fascinating guide to bridges and tunnels explores unique examples of each, what they’re made of, and all of the unexpected twists and turns taken in their development. Features include funny and interesting illustrations; real-world science examples; side panels to tackle complex subject matter in a fun and relevant way; detailed glossary and more.
This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in construction. Math is an important part of many jobs involved in building structures. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. Gr. 4-6
Demystifies electricity and teaches how to build electronics projects. Covers how circuits, voltage, and current work. Each part of the book focuses on different fundamental electronics concepts with hands-on projects. Gr. 5 and up.
During World War I, Desperate to protect ships from German torpedo attacks, British lieutenant-commander Norman Wilkinson proposed what became known as dazzle. These stunning patterns and colors were meant to confuse the enemy about a ship's speed and direction. By the end of the war, more than four thousand ships had been painted with these mesmerizing designs.
Delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, & the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about & understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, & to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, & inventing. More than a blueprint for how to build things, in this bookTemple Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world.
Graphic novel: In factories! In the sky! In your cars & phones! In your own home! Robots are everywhere! And they have been for a lot longer than you might realize. From tea-serving robots in feudal Japan to modern rovers exploring Mars, robots have been humanity's partners, helpers, & protectors for centuries! Join one of the world's earliest robots, a mechanical bird, as he explores where robots came from, how they work, and where they’re going in this informative & hilarious new book!
The incredible structures in this book prove that nature and architecture are perfect partners! Sidebar biographies tell us more about these famous architects who have used nature to spectacular effect in their designs. Fun activities throughout add an interactive element, with step-by-step instructions for science experiments and a design-your-own-structure activity
Cutting-edge robotics - University of Calgary
What is robotics? -- Robot workers -- Robot explorers -- Robots of the future.;"Robotics is currently one of the most popular hands-on applications of STEM in schools. High-interest text filled with fascinating and up-to-date information teaches readers all about the technology of robotics and the many ways robots are used around the world today." --;Suggested for grades 2 to 6.