|Bridge goes over (Be an engineer! Designing to solve problems)|
Author: Burns, Kylie
Learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see how different types of bridges suit different types of obstacles.
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 7.50
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 75377
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 08/01/2017 With an emphasis on STEM in libraries and classrooms, students are hearing more about engineering. But what exactly do engineers do? Beginning with a child wondering about a problem, such as a quicker way to travel around a lake, the titles in the Be an Engineer! series not only look at engineers as problem solvers but at some of their real-world problems. Each book identifies how engineers solve these problems through the engineering design process, which includes asking questions, brainstorming, planning and making a model, testing and improving, and communicating the results. A Bridge Goes Over focuses on how engineers decide what type of bridge is the best solution for a specific area. Complemented by numerous photos of diverse engineers in action, the volumes conclude with an actual engineering disaster, like a tunnel collapse or dam failure, and a related activity for kids to try out their engineering skills. Clear steps and examples make this series a worthy addition to any STEM collection. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.