Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Engineered! Engineering Design at Work by Shannon Hunt - ADVISABLE

Hunt, Shannon Engineered!  Engineering Design at Work  Illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock  PICTURE BOOK  Kids Can Press, 2017.  $17.99  Content: G.  

This book explains the steps it takes to come up with solutions to problems through engineering.  There is a step-by-step guide to engineering design and then the book is broken down into nine types of engineering: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil, geomatics, computer and environmental.  Each section explains what that type of engineering means and does and then it gives an example of a problem that was solved using that type of engineering.  

This book is interesting and a great approach to a basic understanding of engineering.  I loved the application of the engineering ideas through the examples.  I think there are a lot of kids out there who think like this and love inventions, but don’t always know the steps that it takes to come up with solutions and this book does a great job explaining the process in many different ways.  There is a lot of text and the illustrations are cartoonish.  

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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