Monday, September 19, 2016

Nonfiction Monday

BIOENGINEERING: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs by Christine Burilla-Kirch, PhD is an invitation for young readers to explore the ways in which nature has inspired human innovation. Bioengineering is introduced with a timeline and a brief history of the subject.

The variety of fields presented includes communication, energy, transportation, construction, and farming. The chapter Communication and Sound Waves provides a discussion of related topics such as echolocation in bats and its eventual application in ultrasound imaging. The comprehensive text is accessible and interspersed with charts, graphs, sidebars to introduce and explain important terms, and 25 projects for hands-on exploration. A resources section provides opportunities for additional exploration. The book also includes a glossary and index.

You'll want to add this to your STEM library for children 7-10.

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