Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work

Shannon Hunt, James Gulliver Hancock

nonfiction childrens science
informative slow-paced

48 pages | first published 2017

How do you land a rover on Mars, resolve a perpetual traffic jam or save a herd of caribou from potential extinction? Ask an engineer! Author Shannon Hunt presents nine real-life problems for which engineers designed inventive (and even crazy!) solutions. Each was solved using a different field of engineering --- from aerospace and mechanical to the new field of geomatics. A helpful seven-step flowchart of the engineering design process is also featured: define the problem, investigate the requirements, develop solutions, design a prototype, test it, improve it and share the idea. These steps are highlighted in each chapter with icons that refer back to the flowchart. Sidebars, biographies of the engineers and detailed illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock help flesh out the stories and bring them to life.

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