Hands-On Engineering

Hands-On Engineering

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Item #: 004021
ISBN: 9781593639228
Grades: 4-7

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"Engineering is a form of design, and design is a component of engineering" (from the introduction). Engineering and design are an integral part of our modern world from the simplicity of paper airplanes to the towering complexity of skyscrapers. Whether you are solving a problem or simply understanding a need that's out there, the skills and procedures learned in these hands-on projects will help encourage students to analyze the challenge, innovate ideas and create solutions. Each project is clearly defined from the subject and skills covered to the materials needed, the vocabulary learned, and the purpose and objectives of the project. Preparation and procedure instructions are all step-by-step, making each project very easy to follow for individuals or groups. The book includes both teacher and student material. Each project has an introduction addressed to the teacher (of a group, though it can be easily adapted for individual use) along with several consumable pages addressed to the student. Consumable pages are reproducible for families and classrooms. Windmills, bridges, bungee, stealth, parachute, barrels, hoist, raft the 26 projects engage numerous interests through both static and mobile design exploration. So grab your hard hat and leather gloves there are some problems to solve here! - Zach
Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
4
Grade End
7
ISBN
9781593639228
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Prufrock Press
Weight
1.15 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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For son to explore engineering as part of his science this year.
Heather R on Aug 1, 2016
For son to explore engineering as part of his science this year.
Heather R on Aug 1, 2016
i am going to use this with my home school group.
Liz L on Jul 18, 2016
i am going to use this with my home school group.
Liz L on Jul 18, 2016
What are typical resources needed to complete each lesson? I’m afraid I’m going to have to drop a small fortune buying materials to get through the book....
A shopper on Jul 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The materials tend to be ordinary, household items. Here are some that are listed:
paper, straws, tape, rules, timers w/ stop/start buttons, 6" incline (e.g. a plank leaned against a desk), rubber band, graph paper, clay, popsicle sticks, 2'x2' sheet of foil, corks, styrofoam plate, glue, golf balls (or pennies, marles or other weight).

This is not an exhaustive list but it is representative of the types of items used.
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