Junk Drawer Engineering

Junk Drawer Engineering

25 Construction Challenges That Don't Cost A Thing

eBook - 2017
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There's no need for expensive, high-tech materials to test your engineering skills--you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer. Each hands-on project in this book will challenge you to come up with a unique solution to a specific design problem. Construct a Pasta Bridge strong enough to support a heavy load, using only dry linguini and glue. Build a Marble Roller Coaster from recycled cardboard tubes, in which the marble "car" jumps a track to land safely at its final destination. Or design an Egg Catch device to safely capture a free-falling egg. Test yourself or use them for friendly competitions--who can come up with the best solution? These 25 open-ended design challenges can be performed for just pennies ... or less. Each project has a suggested materials list, step-by-step instructions with illustrations for one possible solution, and suggestions on how to adapt each challenge for different ages and skill levels. Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to teach children problem-solving skills and applied physics, all while having a lot of fun.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Chicago Review Press, , [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781613737194
Characteristics: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Additional Contributors: Mercer, Bobby
Restrictions on Access: Access limited to subscribing institutions.


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