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Industrial Design: Why Smartphones Aren't Round and Other Mysteries With Science Activities for Kids

ByCarla Mooney

Illustrated by Tom Casteel. Industrial Design: Why Smartphones Aren’t Round and Other Mysteries with Science Activities for Kids explores the engineering design process from its earliest beginnings, when individuals designed and crafted their own tools, to today, when engineers work to find the best design for products that are then manufactured in bulk by automated machines. Kids ages 10 to 15 read all about good design, which combines the right materials, colors, details, and form to make a person want to buy and use a product. A well-designed product is easy to use and does what it is meant to do! Throughout Industrial Design, inquiry-based STEM activities, essential questions, links to online primary sources, and an extensive engineering glossary all serve to highlight the importance and beauty of engineering design and the role it plays in our world.


Publication Date
Jul 8, 2018
Education & Language
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Carla Mooney



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