Explorations in Engineering: Squishy Circuits

Explorations in Engineering: Squishy Circuits

Be an engineer! Find books about engineering in the nonfiction section with call number 620. For more titles about electricity and circuits, please check our juvenile nonfiction in the J 537s and J 621s, and for more on sculpture and clay modeling, go to the J 730s and the J 731.42s.


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13 Sculptures Children Should Know

Angela Wenzel
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 730 Wen)
Series: 13... Children Should Know

Introduces sculptures across the world from the Winged Victory of Samothrace in Paris and Dancing Ganesha in New York to the Fountain of the Four Rivers in Rome and Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake. Recommended for ages 9-12.


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Kamkwamba Kam)

A picture book adaptation of the memoir follows the experiences of fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village. Recommended for ages 7-10.


Building Squishy Circuits

AnnMarie P. Thomas
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 621.3815 Tho)

Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will learn about building squishy circuits. Recommended for ages 7-9.

 

 


Clay Lab for Kids: 52 Projects to Make, Model, and Mold with Air-Dry, Polymer, and Homemade Clay

Cassie Stephens
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 731.42 Ste)

Shares fifty-two creative hands-on projects using different types of clay, and provides instructions for making clay from commonly available kitchen supplies. Recommended for ages 7-12.


Connect It!: Circuits You Can Squish, Bend, and Twist

Elsie Olson
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 621.381 Ols)
Series: Cool Makerspace Gadgets & Gizmos

In this book, kids will use bright and squishy conductive dough to power mini UFO lights, a diary alarm, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Recommended for ages 8-12.


Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Electronics

Megan Kopp
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 621.381 Kop)
Series: Be a Maker!

This title helps readers navigate the sometimes-complex world of electronic innovation. Young readers can explore this exciting and popular field by learning the basics of electronic circuits and how electronic components work, which they can then apply to an idea of their own. Recommended for ages 10-12.


The Story of Sculpture: From Prehistory to the Present

Francesca Romei
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 730.9 Ro)
Series: Masters of Art

Traces the development of sculpture from prehistoric times to the present, with information on the techniques and themes of Michelangelo, Canova, Rodin, and other notable sculptors through the ages. Recommended for ages 10 and up.


Wired

Anastasia Suen
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 621.319 Sue)

Describes how electricity is conducted and follows its route from a power plant to the home. Includes glossary. Recommended for ages 7-10.