The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci
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"At the heart of the book . . . is Leonardo’s never-ending quest for knowledge. Imparting this curiosity to readers are 23 activities and experiments with lists of supplies, step-by-step directions, and ways to 'Think like Leo!' In the process, readers learn about Da Vinci’s genius and the relationship among STEAM’s components."
Christopher Pye, 1924 Professor of English, Williams College
“The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci is a marvelous introduction to Leonardo’s thought and practice. Informed, vivid, and engaging, the book draws connections between the entire range of Leonardo’s endeavors and encourages readers to learn in precisely the way Leonardo himself learned: by doing. A superb addition to Nomad Press’s Build It Yourself Science Biographies series.”
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Detailed Book Description
Welcome to the Renaissance, a time of discovery, wonder, and exploration!
During the Renaissance, inventors and other creative thinkers designed and constructed many new things. And one of the people on the forefront of that awakening was Leonardo da Vinci. In The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci, readers ages 9 through 12 explore the life of one of the world’s most amazing minds. They ponder the same kinds of questions that drove Leonardo to tinker and experiment endlessly: What is the inside of the body like? How might humans fly? How can geometry be used to design strong buildings?
Kids gain insight into anatomy, botany, engineering, and much more through hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources.
Try these hands-on STEM projects!
- Play with perspective
- Design a water clock
- Make a camera obscura
- Build an odometer
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Meet Leonardo da Vinci
Civil Engineering: From Bridges to Tanks
Getting Under the Skin: Anatomy
Visualizing Numbers: Mathematics
Astronomy & Light