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The Resource Junk drawer engineering : 25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing, Bobby Mercer

Junk drawer engineering : 25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing, Bobby Mercer

Label
Junk drawer engineering : 25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing
Title
Junk drawer engineering
Title remainder
25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing
Statement of responsibility
Bobby Mercer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Children love challenges, especially ones that involve hands-on experimentation and friendly competition. Can they build a bridge using only pasta and glue, one that a toy car can drive both under and over, and is sturdy enough to carry a considerable weight? Can they construct a "roller coaster" from recycled cardboard tubes in which the marble "car" jumps a track to land safely at its final destination? And can they create a device to safely catch a freefalling egg? These projects and more can be found in Junk Drawer Engineering, which demonstrates that you don't need high-tech equipment to make learning fun--just what you can find in your recycling bin and around the house. At its heart, engineering is the application of science to solve a design problem. Science teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with 25 open-ended design challenges for children of all ages. The projects can be modified to meet the skill levels of the children doing them, from elementary school kids to teenagers. Though each challenge includes suggested materials and one step-by-step, illustrated solution, children are encouraged to modify and improve on the basic design, and come up with new and more complicated design parameters. Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to teach children problem-solving skills and applied physics, all while having a lot of fun."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
Dewey number
620.0078
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 9+
LC call number
TA149
LC item number
.M47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Junk drawer engineering : 25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing, Bobby Mercer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what is engineering? -- Energy -- Structures -- Waves
Control code
ocn957077755
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9781613737163
Lccn
2016037089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957077755
Label
Junk drawer engineering : 25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing, Bobby Mercer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what is engineering? -- Energy -- Structures -- Waves
Control code
ocn957077755
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9781613737163
Lccn
2016037089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957077755

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