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"This book is a fantastic resource for getting children or adults excited about science and bioengineering!"
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"This is a really neat nonfiction book. It explains the core concepts of bioengineering in terms that kids can understand. I really enjoyed how it simplified the theories, which I'm sure are actually quite complex, and also included projects to help the reader understand the topics even more. The projects are simple, and use everyday objects that would cost little to nothing to make. There are neat illustrations that help teach the topics and break up the text in an enjoyable way. 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. This is a very well thought out and written book! The binding of the book reminds me of a school workbook, but the colorful illustrations, projects and engaging text makes it so much better than a textbook! Kids and teachers will like reading this book! I give this book five out of five bookworms!"
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"I was ready to hear yet again how birds inspired wing design but what I found was much more. This bioengineering book goes from the definition of bioengineering to how it has influenced communication, energy production, household products, architecture, healthy living, clothing and food. This book has something for everyone . . ." Click here to read the entire review online.
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Detailed Book Description
In Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs, readers ages 9-12 explore the engineering and innovation that come from the natural world around us and use their own interactions with nature to inspire new designs.
- Introduces bioengineering, which combines life sciences and engineering to inspire scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies.
- Includes recent relevant topics in the news while providing a historical perspective of previous scientific discoveries.
- Promotes a sense of responsibility for endangered plant and animal species.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What Is Bioengineering?
Bioengineering in Communication and Sound Waves
Bioengineering in Energy
Construction and Architecture