Materials engineering and exploring properties (Engineering In Action) (#0774ZW2)

by Snedden, Robert

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Paperback Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016
Price: USD 7.51
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Dewey: 620.1; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 8.3
AR 7.5 MG 1 178840EN; LEX 1200L; GR U


 


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Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016

USD 20.75


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Gives readers an up-close look at the technology used to build various structures around the world. Readers learn about the design process and tools used by engineers and are guided through a design challenge to create their own projects.

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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 30) and index.;A world of materials -- Matter and materials -- The ancient art of materials engineering -- Making the right choice -- Inspired by nature -- Do you want to be a materials engineer? -- The problem-solving process -- A question of balance -- Prototypes -- Testing times -- Ideas into practice -- Project -- Material strength -- The future of materials engineering. "You might be surprised at the huge variety of materials we use every day, in the places we live, the vehicles we use, the clothes we wear, and in preparing the food we eat. This book explores how materials engineers research, design, and develop the materials needed to make these products a reality. Readers will also learn how to combine their understanding of materials science and the engineering design process to tackle a design challenge of their own."--Provided by publisher.

From the Publisher

You might be surprised at the huge variety of materials we use every day, in the places we live, the vehicles we use, the clothes we wear, and in preparing the food we eat. This book explores how materials engineers research, design, and develop the materials needed to make these products a reality. Readers will also learn how to combine their understanding of materials science and the engineering design process to tackle a design challenge of their own.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Engineering in action
  • Dewey: 620.1
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-7535-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-7535-5
  • LCCN: 2015-021359
  • Follett Number: 0774ZW2
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 8.3
  • ATOS Book Level: 7.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 178840EN
  • Lexile: 1200L
  • Guided Reading Level: U

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/15/15
  • Resource Links, 12/01/15
  • School Library Connection, 11/01/16

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (November 1, 2015)
Gr 5-7-The third quartet in this continuing series of introductions to engineering looks at past and present methods of sustainable agriculture and medical devices as well as how to assess surface stability and natural hazards for large structures and how materials, from ceramics to superadhesives, are studied and improved. Each volume presents a template for systematic research: defining a problem, designing and testing prototypes, and reporting on solutions (or failures). Along with quick looks at historical highlights, each author describes the training and skills required to work in associated fields, offers case studies-ongoing efforts to mechanize artichoke harvests in Sicily, for instance-and takes readers step by step through a sample design challenge. Though somewhat overdesigned, with canted or off-center photos and yellow side notes "attached" with images of push pins or even butterfly clips for that scrapbook look, overall the presentations are orderly, methodical, and (like engineering science itself) focused on practical results. VERDICT Solid STEM choices. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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