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Bridges, skyscrapers, helicopters, and nightlights are all very useful things! But how did somebody come up with the idea for these things, and how did people figure out how to build them?
In 3D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes, young readers tackle real-life engineering problems by figuring out real-life solutions. Kids apply science and math skills to create prototypes for musical instruments, race cars, alarms, and more. Prototypes are preliminary models used by engineers—and kids—to evaluate ideas and to better understand how things work.
Using a structured engineering design process, kids learn how to brainstorm, build a prototype, test a prototype, evaluate, and re-design. Projects include designing a cardboard chair to understand the stiffness of structural systems and designing and building a set of pan pipes to experiment with pitch and volume in music. 3D Engineering gives kids a chance to figure out many different prototypes, empowering them to discover the mechanics of the world we know. 128 pages.
Vicki V. May, Andrew Christensen