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Making Machines Out of Paper and Sticks Paperback – June 15, 2011

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The experiments have been created by engineers who have gone through "Engineers as Teachers" - a 16-week training program conducted by Iridescent, a science-education nonprofit organization. Find out more at www.IridescentLearning.org
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  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463522002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463522001
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,274,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was designed to get kids interested in Engineering, which sounds dry but it's really a lot of fun. Using everyday materials and phenomenon the author guides the reader through most of the basic concepts necessary to work minor miracles. Ever wondered why hot-air balloons go up? Why ships float? Rather than just explain the phenomenon, the book encourages children to make models that demonstrate the theories behind the practice. There's no better way to get a real sense of the magic of physics & engineering than to build something and make it work. This book would be suitable for children aged six and up. The only minor caveat I have is that, quite laudibly, the author doesn't talk down to her audience. She uses the right words for the right phenomenon - but maybe a little more work on providing colloquial explanations would make this book more accessible to children who aren't used to using polysyllabic words. The average American adult uses only 500 words daily, so it may be a bit of a stretch to confront kids with some of the technical terms without then glossing them in easy-to-understand words, "just in case." Mostly there is a "translation into simple language" but not always, and sometimes the "translation" could use some translation itself. Or maybe I'm just overly pessimistic about the average kid's lexicon these days.

Aside from that minor quibble, this is a really delightful book and any parent who'd like to encourage curiosity about the world and enthusiasm for physics and engineering would do well to put this on their "Must Buy" list immediately!
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