Bioengineering : Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs With 25 Projects

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In Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs, young readers explore designs and innovations that come from nature. Leonardo da Vinci studied birds' wings to draw his design of a man-made flying machine and engineers still look to birds when attempting to make planes more aerodynamic. And a burr on your shirt from walking through a field sticks like Velcro, doesn't it? The plant and animal world provides engineers and scientists with a host of ideas to apply to the human world to make it a better place to live.Bioengineering explores different fields, including communication, transportation, and construction, and follows the process of engineering from the raw material of the natural world to the products we use in the human world every day. Activities such as building cantilevers and inventing a new fabric that mimics pinecone behavior require kids to think critically about their own needs and find creative ideas to fulfill those needs using designs from nature. Essential questions and links to digital and primary resources make this book an engaging and illuminating more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 12.7mm | 468g
  • Nomad Press
  • Norwich, VT, United States
  • English
  • Color illustrations throughout, maps throughout, charts throughout, tables throu
  • 1619303663
  • 9781619303669
  • 1,885,145

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School Library Connection:"Breaking down the complex topic of bioengineering into a kid-friendly format is a tough challenge, and Dr. Christine Burillo-Kirch does a fine job of doing just that. . . The text and comic style illustrations support science and STEM curriculum and projects while keeping it relatable and simple for budding scientists. The 25 projects, complete with supply lists and step-by-step directions, give students and teachers guidelines for meaningful projects and activities to extend learning and spark critical thinking Recommended." Science Books & Films ++: Highly Recommended The book Bioengineering, Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs by Christine Burillo-Kirch, PhD is written for a young audience but it is still an engaging and easy to read book for anyone to learn about the field of Bioengineering. With colorful drawings to represent the material, it first takes the reader through an introductory chapter that delineates specific examples of how bioengineering started and what it encompasses as a science. The chapters that follow focus on everyday subject areas where bioengineering makes our lives better. Throughout the book, the reader can find panels with engaging stories on each subject with hint words and a QR code to guide the reader to a video related to the story. Questions around the book prompt and motivate the reader to use nature for inspiration to design solutions to current problems and to find bioengineering in their daily lives. At the end, each chapter has a hands-on activity section that involves the creation of complex structures with simple materials that will make any student feel and think like an engineer. This book is a fantastic resource for getting children or adults excited about science and bioengineering! Ithaca Child: "There are so many applications of bioengineering, from medical applications to wind power, farming, clothing, architecture, transportation, and 3-D printing. This book introduces lots of ideas along with 25 hands-on projects, and links to primary sources" This Kid Reviews Books Blog: ". . . This is a really nice introduction to bioengineering and its major ideas. The text is not overly complicated which is amazing because of the complex topics it is covering. . . Kids and teachers will like reading this book! I give this book five out of five bookworms!" Science Books & Films 2016 Best Books Listshow more

About Christine Burillo-kirch

Dr. Christine Burillo-Kirch earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has conducted scientific research in bacteriology and immunology for 12 years and has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals. The author of Microbes: Discover an Unseen World from Nomad Press, Christine lives in Cary, North Carolina.Alexis Cornell is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She lives in Northampton, more

Table of contents

Timeline Introduction: What Is Bioengineering? Chapter 1: Communication Chapter 2: Transportation Chapter 3: Clothing Chapter 4: Healthy Living Chapter 5: Construction Chapter 6: Household Chapter 7: Farming Glossary Resources Indexshow more

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