Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Building/ Engineering Booklist

It seems inevitable that one day, DS is going to want to build, build onto or take apart something larger within and without our home. This list will hopefully help minimize the damage.

I owe Becky for recommending many of these titles (and she also posted about others on the WTM Secular Yahoo Group). This list is still under construction (pardon the pun), as all my booklists are.

The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (A Ziggurat book) by Mario Salvadori
Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges : Hands-On Early-Learning Activities by Seymour Simon, Nicole Fauteux, and Doug Cushman (younger ages)
Bridges: Amazing Structures to Design, Build & Test (Kaleidoscope Kids) by Carol A. Johmann, Elizabeth Rieth, and Michael P. Kline
Skyscrapers!: Super Structures to Design & Build (Kaleidoscope Kids) by Carol A. Johmann and Michael P. Kline
Engineering the City: How Infrastructure Works by Matthys Levy and Richard Panchyk
Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices by William Gurstelle
The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery by William Gurstelle
Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun (Science for Every Kid Series) by Janice VanCleave
Building (Make it Work! Science) by Andrew Haslam
Block Building for Children: Making Buildings of the World with the Ultimate Construction Toy by Lester R. Walker
And books by David Macaulay:
The New Way Things Work
Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Building Big

Also check out the Engineering is Elementary Curriculum and the Instructables website.

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