Real World Science: Engineering in Your Everyday Life, 1st Edition

  • Danell Dykstra
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978509529
  • ISBN-13: 9781978509528
  • DDC: 620
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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How many day-to-day important devices are engineering design products? How does a smartphone send wireless communication? How do batteries release energy? These and other questions are explained using straightforward language that weaves in science terminology and is accompanied by intriguing photographs. Easy experiments demystify engineering concepts with step-by-step instructions to make bioplastics, bridges, motors, and robot arms. Sidebars explore high-interest current developments such as drones, 3D printing, and self-driving cars. Based on the Next Generation Science Standards, this book helps students understand the engineering design process and boosts their physical science knowledge of matter, forces, energy, and waves.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Bridges.
2: Plastics.
3: Batteries.
4: Cars.
5: Smartphones.
6: Robots.
7: Water.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.