Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs With 25 Projects by Christine Burillo-kirchBioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs With 25 Projects by Christine Burillo-kirch

Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs With 25 Projects

byChristine Burillo-kirchIllustratorAlexis Cornell

Paperback | August 9, 2016

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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 experience.
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...
Title:Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs With 25 ProjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.27 inPublished:August 9, 2016Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619303701

ISBN - 13:9781619303706


Editorial Reviews

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!" 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""