From acoustics to holograms—explore awesome engineering facts for kids ages 8 to 12
Did you know that computer chips can be thousands of times smaller than a grain of sand? Or that whale fins inspired the wind turbine? The Fascinating Engineering Book for Kids is packed with 500 incredible facts about every branch of engineering with full-color pictures to match! Kids (and adults) will learn about some of the most famous and influential engineers in history, and explore how engineers helped build so many of the amazing things in our world, from underwater machines to spaceships and satellites!
Dig into the best in kids’ engineering books with fascinating trivia like:
The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is an amphitheater in Greece built in the fourth century. It was designed so well that it is still used today!
GloFish are genetically engineered to enhance their luminescence—a glow that can be seen under ultraviolet lights.
Robotic engineers can work in animatronics where they design and build robots for entertainment, like the ones you see in theme parks.
Inspire curiosity and a lifelong love of science with this mind-boggling book of engineering for kids.
About the Author
DR. JACIE MASLYK is an author and educator with 24 years of experience. She has served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, elementary school principal, and assistant superintendent, and is a featured blogger with Defined Learning and Carly and Adam. Jacie also serves as a consultant and travels across the United States to provide professional development to teachers.
“Dr. Jacie Maslyk took an incredibly complex topic and made it accessible for kids. The Fascinating Engineering Book for Kids is brilliant with beautiful imagery to represent key elements in future STEM careers, igniting a passion in our children to pursue these fields. Adding the historical context gives the children a better understanding of where these fields have been and where they could be in the future.” —Jaime Donally, speaker and author, founder of ARVRinEDU and Global Maker Day
“The Fascinating Engineering Book for Kids introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering and design by providing real-world innovative examples. The images and scientific facts throughout the book increase the curiosity and knowledge of students when they are introduced to engineering. When students read this book, they become instantly engaged since it makes learning about the various fields of engineering relevant, fun, and most of all, memorable!” —Denise Wright, STEAM educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador, IAU National Astronomy Educators Coordinators Team
“Such an amazing book on engineering! Love how the photos relate to the activities. They are great for teaching engineering concepts. My kids love picking out engineering activities from this book!” —David Lockett, STEM and computer science teacher