Hands-On Engineering by Beth Andrews. It's actually a perfect book for teaching kids how to construct and build their own objects to learn and understand what it takes for these objects and creations to move, work, and be used to complete the task it needs to achieve. What I found very interesting is that there are plenty of learning tasks during each project in this book, which should last the right amount of class time for each child to create and begin setting up.
The best part is that you can actually teach a child a lot more than just what is being constructed, but understand words during the assignment, question what's going on and if other tools or items were used, and if using a few different materials, trying to figure out what or if it could achieve the same results or different. I mean, it's practically a hands-on workbook. You don't just sit and read, but get up and create! Any child who wants to learn new techniques on creating certain objects and possibly use their imagination will definitely learn to be creative thinkers.
I finally want to say, that this type of book is very engaging, but what I really am fond of is that it's not one project and you were done. Instead, there are tasks and other questions that can be answered and used during the same project. Plus, I find that this book can help a class of 9-13-year-olds or your own kid build some fun objects that will really keep them happy and interested in learning and create more!
Information About The Author:
Beth L. Andrews lives with her family in Orange County, CA. She has taught a variety of students in the Irvine Unified School District since 1983. Beth has been an advocate for gifted education in multiple capacities and is known for the creative ways in which she provides a challenging curriculum. She has used her perspective on engaging students as the author of the Star Voyagers program and the Grammasaurs program.
- Age Range: 9 - 13 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 7
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Prufrock Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593639228
- ISBN-13: 978-1593639228
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
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Prufrock - Hands-On Engineering: Real-World Projects for the Classroom by Beth Andrews
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