This book is an ideal resource for
sparking students' interest in the marvels of engineering behind seemingly
simple items and events. Like Everyday
Engineering, this new volume is based on the popular "Everyday Engineering"
column in NSTA's award-winning middle years journal, Science Scope. Thirteen activities focus
on three aspects of engineering: designing and building, reverse-engineering to
learn how something works and constructing and testing models. Students can
perform hands-on investigations of objects and phenomena they see all the time,
asking questions such as these:
What makes a wind-up toy
get up and go?
How does an earbud
Why does the line you're
waiting in always seem the slowest?
Each activity includes a clear
explanation of the science and history behind the object's or phenomenon's
development, plus a materials list, student data sheets and safety suggestions.
The collection is useful for classroom teachers, as well as engineers leading
outreach activities, leaders of after-school and summer enrichment programs and
parents. More Everyday Engineering will
have your students taking a number of things apart while they develop a lifelong
interest in engineering.