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Everyday STEM Engineering—Chemical Engineering

Everyday STEM Engineering—Chemical Engineering

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
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Discover how science affects our daily lives with Everyday STEM—Chemical Engineering, filled with inventions, stories, and experiments to try at home.

Engineering is all around you! From raising agents in bread to life-saving medicine and eco-friendly fuel, chemical engineering has transformed our lives. Discover the animal inspiration behind running blades, watch DNA technology in action, and see how engineering can help to feed the world. Plus, meet the engineers and scientists whose discoveries are changing our lives for the better, including Tu Youyou, Markus Rehm, and Jamie Garcia. Then put your engineering skills to the test with the cool at-home experiments.

With easy-to-understand text written by science communicator Jenny Jacoby, and lots of colorful artworks, photos, and diagrams, readers can best explore where we encounter chemical 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 Nottingham, UK. She works digitally, finding inspiration in folk tales, video games, cute Japanese food, under her bed and other places nobody thinks to look. Her art has been described as humorous, quirky and colourful. At Nottingham Trent University she studied Graphic Design and gone on to do her Masters in Illustration. She has worked with a variety of clients including Paper Rose, Paperchase and Arteza.