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Mechanical Engineering and Simple Machines - HC
Mechanical Engineering and Simple Machines - HC
Mechanical Engineering and Simple Machines - HC
9780778774983 | Back Ordered
This engaging and informative book explores the science of simple machines and how it relates to the exciting field of mechanical engineering. Readers will learn how mechanical engineers design and innovate machines we use every day. Readers then apply the engineering design process to tackle a design challenge of their own.

Reading Level: Gr. 5
Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
Guided Reading Level: V
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Engineering in Action
Author(s): Robert Snedden

Size: 8″ × 10″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 7.1
Dewey: 621
Lexile: 1040L
Copyright: 2013

Mechanical Engineering and Simple Machines

...“From gears, to screws, to levers, and beyond, Robert Snedden’s book helps the young reader understand how mechanical engineering and simple machines work. All the basics for an inquisitive student are covered and some specific examples like one for the vacuum cleaner are used. The design process that mechanical engineers use is described and particular attention is given to prototyping. The text mentions using 3–D printers to have a physical model, not just a two–dimensional drawing. With new devices like the 3–D printer, engineering is not static but ever–changing. New ideas for our future are also explored, like biotechnology and nanotechnology engineering. This short book will provide a wealth of possibilities for today's students not sure of a career path.” ...NSTA, 07/13