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Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work Hardcover – September 5, 2017
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About the Author
Shannon Hunt is the bestselling co-author of Fantastic Feats and Failures and The Amazing International Space Station. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
James Gulliver Hancock is an illustrator whose books include Underworld, How Cities Work and All the Buildings in New York. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and Sydney, Australia.
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The drawings have a busy, "Where's Waldo?", look, but there's a lot going on in them and they are worth careful examination. Once you get the way the individual chapters are organized, everything else falls into place.
Each chapter emphasizes a different branch of engineering. We start with a stated problem that requires an engineering solution. We define and investigate the problem, develop some possible solutions, design/build an answer/prototype, and then test, modify and optimize. Different example challenges emphasize different aspects of this process, so the chapters are not repetitive. And the problems that are addressed really span a wide range of engineering endeavors.
The organizing focus on different engineering fields is an important touch. "Engineering" encompasses a lot of different specialties and introducing young readers to all of the different fields is valuable, and might be a real eye opener for that young reader. So, we get aerospace, biomedical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil, geomatic, computer, and environmental engineering. Not bad at all.
Whether you're looking for a STEM book or you just have a little budding LEGO maniac in the house this book could be a great interest and imagination grabber. A nice find. (Please note that I received a free advance will-self-destruct-in-x-days Adobe Digital copy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
Each story highlights the key components of the design process, taking kids on the journey through different types of engineering (aerospace, biomedical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil, geomatics, computer, and environmental) from seeing a problem to creating effective solutions to implementing their ideas. Coupled with great illustrations, Engineered! is sure to be a favorite of any budding engineer!
There is a lot of information crammed onto each page (some pages easier to read than others, due to text size, background colour, and minimal spacing between lines of text). However, this is also works to an advantage, as there's a lot to take in on each page, with full pages of busy geometric-style illustrations. Each time you look at the images you'll be sure to find something different!
There is a helpful glossary at the end, which is useful to look back on if necessary, as there certainly is a lot of information to take in.
I received this ARC from Kids Can Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
In a couple introductory chapters, the reader learns about the minds of engineers, and seven basic steps of engineering design. These steps are pointed out as the book visits 9 unique engineering challenges from different fields of engineering like aerospace, civil, geomatics and others. The problems include landing a spacecraft safely on Mars, building a bridge that seems to float in the clouds, and repairing a sewer system. The challenges are explained and the main person behind the solution is given a brief biography to show their background.
I've read a few S.T.E.M. books and they all seem to fail to provide what this book does, which is the curiosity, creativity and drive to solve unique problems. Those innate abilities should be the spark of any young persons interest in these fields. The illustrations and pictures help to keep the text lively.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Kids Can Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
This is attractively designed and intriguingly informative. I kept spontaneously sharing tidbits from this book with whoever I happened to be near at the moment. There were so many fascinating little things. That said, there’s a lot of information packed in here so I can’t see many middle graders sitting down to read this straight through, but it is good in little chunks over a few days. Highly recommended for any kids who like fun facts or problem solving. Science or math teachers, snag this and read it aloud in filler time to your students! This would also be a good resource for those studying newly emerging career fields. Engineering is a popular career choice for students who graduate from our school so I may add this for the middle schoolers thinking ahead and get them thinking about newer engineering fields.
I received an ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.