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How to Be an Engineer

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Table of Contents

1: Amazing Materials 1: What are materials? 2: Making mud bricks 3: Building walls 4: Snap or bend? 5: Tubes of strength 6: Rusty nails 7: Mae Jemison 8: Make your own plastic 9: Stephanie Kwolek 10: Egg drop 2: Strong Structures 1: Build a gum drop tower 2: Bridges 3: Cardboard arch 4: Skyscraper structures 5: Fazlur Rahman Khan 6: Tunnel building 7: Making roads 8: Isambard Kingdom Brunel 9: Suspension bridge 3: Mighty Machines 1: Simple machines 2: Ping pong catapult 3: Leonardo Da Vinci 4: Lifting weights 5: Cardboard cogs 6: Turning wheels 7: Engines 8: Robots 9: Robot arm 10: Cup phones 11: Computers 12: Grace Hopper 13: Ping pong roller coaster 4: Getting Around 1: Transport 2: Staying afloat 3: Paddle boat 4: Robert Stephenson 5: Steam power 6: Wings for flying 7: The Wright brothers 8: Balloon hovercraft 9: Heavy planes 10: Jet balloon 11: Sailing boats 5: Incredible Energy 1: What is energy? 2: Wind energy 3: Nikola Tesla 4: Electricity 5: Sun power 6: How solar panels work 7: Build a dam 8: Carton turbine 6: Did you know? 7: Glossary 8: Index 9: Acknowledgements

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About the Author

Carol Vorderman is a British celebrity. She is a STEM expert and her first degree was in engineering, at Cambridge University. She regularly appears on television and has won many awards for her educational work. She has worked on many books for DK, including Help Your Kids With Maths and several educational workbooks for young children.


I've been massively impressed with this book. Most of the DK books are great for delivering facts and information. How to be an Engineer delivers that, but also, fittingly for a book on such a practical subject, it adds a great hands-on experience too. All in all, if you have a wannabe engineer in your house, you should definitely check this one out. * GeekDad * A superb book, packed with information * Parents in Touch *

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