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Everyday STEM Engineering—Civil Engineering

Everyday STEM Engineering—Civil Engineering

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: December 27th, 2022
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Discover how engineering is part of our daily lives with Everyday STEM Engineering—Civil Engineering.

Engineering is all around us, from the roads on which we travel to the latest earthquake-proof buildings. It's even in space! Discover how civil and mechanical engineering helps us interact with society, see how engineering is helping save the environment, and meet the inspirational engineers whose designs make our lives easier, including Roma Agrawal, Reyhan Jamalova, Sarah Guppy, and David Aguilar. A "try this at home" section shows readers how to create a building made out of spaghetti, plus much more.

With easy-to-understand text written by STEM expert Jenny Jacoby and lots of colorful artworks, photos and diagrams, readers can best explore where we encounter engineering and why it’s even important at all.

The Everyday STEM series makes science relevant to tweens. Instead of telling kids STEM is important and is the key to their future success, these books show readers how we use science, technology, engineering, and math in our everyday lives. While the topics sound high-level and complex, this series makes these concepts age-appropriate and accessible. So, while we can’t promise to teach 9 to 11-year-olds quantum physics, we can explain in the simplest terms the practical applications of STEM.

About the Author

Jenny Jacoby writes and edits books and magazines for children. From writing science activity books to inspiring profiles, puzzles and quizzes, she is passionate about making information fun. She lives in London.

Luna Valentine is a Polish children’s book illustrator, living in the UK. She works digitally, finding inspiration in folk tales, video games, cute Japanese food, under her bed and other places nobody thinks to look. At Nottingham Trent University she studied Graphic Design and gone on to do her Masters in Illustration. She has gone onto work with a variety of clients.