Best Teen & Young Adult How Things Work Books

Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult How Things Work Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Way Things Work Now

Author: by David Macaulay
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 4, 2016)
ISBN: 978-0544824386

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A New York Times Bestseller Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow.

This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained-with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth. An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index.

What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all.

2. Make: Rockets: Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: by Mike Westerfield
Published at: Make Community, LLC; 1st edition (October 7, 2014)

ISBN: 978-1457182921

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Make: Rockets, Down to Earth Rocket Science, is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets.

Starting from the ground up you how to build all sorts of rockets and associated equipment with clear, step-by-step directions. It’s easy to skip the more detailed material, but when you are ready, Make: Rockets will help you rise to new heights with detailed coverage of the math and science behind building, flying and tracking rockets.

You will learn:* How to safely build and fly solid propellant, water and air powered rockets. All the techniques needed to build model rockets, launchers and trackers. How to recover rockets by parachute, streamer, glider, helicopter recovery and more. How to fly payloads like cameras, altimeters and the ever popular egg lofter!

How to pick the right motor and parachute for any rocket or payload. Aerodynamic principles for designing stable, low drag rockets that slip through the air-including one rocket that can hit 500 mph! How to use free rocket simulators to figure out about how high a rocket will go before you fly it.

3. The New Way Things Work

Author: by David Macaulay
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Revised, Subsequent edition (October 26, 1998)
ISBN: 978-0395938478

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The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations.

With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed onto a single tiny microchip, this revised edition embraces all of the newest developments, from cars to watches.

Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained-with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.

4. Getting Started with 3D Printing: A Hands-on Guide to the Hardware, Software, and Services Behind the New Manufacturing Revolution

Author: by Liza Wallach Kloski
Published at: Make Community, LLC; 1st edition (June 7, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1680450200

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Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing is a practical, informative, and inspiring book that guides readers step-by-step through understanding how this new technology will empower them to take full advantage of all it has to offer. The book includes fundamental topics such as a short history of 3D printing, the best hardware and software choices for consumers, hands-on tutorial exercises the reader can practice for free at home, and how to apply 3D printing in the readers’ life and profession.

For every maker or would-be maker who is interested, or is confused, or who wants to get started in 3D printing today, this book offers methodical information that can be read, digested, and put into practice immediately!

5. Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, Revised and in Full Color

Author: by David Macaulay
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (November 5, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0544100008

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A 1974 Caldecott Honor Book Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay’s imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children’s literature and a touchstone for budding architects.

Cathedral’s numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay’s intricate pen-and-ink illustrations. Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.

This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 68, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).

6. Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel

Author: by Nancy Castaldo
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (February 7, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0544633353

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In Beastly Brains, Castaldo delves into the minds of animals and explores animal empathy, communication, tool use, and social societies through interviews and historical anecdotes. Researchers from Charles Darwin to Jane Goodall have spent years analyzing the minds of animals, and today’s science is revolutionizing old theories and uncovering surprising similarities to our own minds.

Humans are not alone in our ability to think about ourselves, make plans, help each other, or even participate in deception. You’ll think differently about the animals on this planetmaybe it’s their world and we’re just living in it!

7. Make: Fire: The Art and Science of Working with Propane

Author: by Tim Deagan
Published at: Make Community, LLC; 1st edition (April 26, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1680450873

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Learn how to safely build projects that burn, poof, “boosh,” and flare! This complete reference and hands-on guide to working with propane explains how to create a variety of flame effects projects that can be built with common tools and materials.

Starting from the basics, this book explains everything you need to know to safely work with propane. An essential reference for building projects like fire cannons, forge torches and flaming sculpture, Make: Fire explains the history, chemistry, and combustion of propane.

Using that knowledge as a foundation, readers can then construct a variety of flame-based project on their own using illustrated, step-by-step instructions provided by the author. With simple tools, you can build a gorgeous flambeau, a torch capable of melting aluminum, or flame effects that ignite jaw-dropping fireballs in the sky.

Focusing on safety at every step and written by a licensed Flame Effects Operator, this book provides information that has never been brought together in one place. With this guide, readers will master the fundamental components of almost all propane-based projects and develop the skills they need to create their own flame devices and artworks.

8. Future Scientist and Engineer: How Do Airplanes Fly?: Educational Coloring Book For Kids – Learn About Aerospace Engineering, Aircraft Design, Science Behind Flight, Jet Engine and MORE!

Author: by Robert Bell
Published at: Independently published (April 17, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8637572526

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Enter the World of Aviation with This Educational and Fun Coloring Book for Kids! Brief history of aviation, modern machines and future of aircraft with back story told by lovable Scientist Alice and Engineer Arthur. It provides knowledge in the form of huge and detailed pictures to color that will stir up the curiosity of your child and give hours of fun!

Who invented the airplane?How do wings work? How do Jet engines work? Is it possible to fly into space with the airplane? Why are airplane widows round and not square? How do radar and Stealth technology work? The answers for this and many other questions you will find inside this coloring book!

Do your kids want to become a Scientist, Engineer or Pilot? With this educational coloring book they certainly will! For whom is this coloring book? This is the perfect science coloring book for anyone, especially for kids ages 4-8 and 8-12.

We believe that it’s also a wonderful gift for a much younger and older children. Even adults may learn something new. Specification: Large Page Size: – 8. 5 x 11 (22cm x 28cm) 67 Images to Color 136 Pages (Printed single-sided for no bleed through) Cover Finish: Matte

9. Design for 3D Printing: Scanning, Creating, Editing, Remixing, and Making in Three Dimensions

Author: by Samuel N. Bernier
Published at: Make Community, LLC; 1st edition (October 27, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1457187360

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France’s Le FabShop has extensive experience testing 3D printers and creating digital models for them. From an articulated Makey Robot to a posable elephant model, Samuel N. Bernier and the rest of Le FabShop’s team have created some of the most-printed designs in the 3D printing world.

This book uses their work to teach you how to get professional results out of a desktop 3D printer without needing to be trained in design. Through a series of tutorials and case studies, this book gives you the techniques to turn a product idea into a 3D model and a prototype.

Focusing on free design software and affordable technologies, the exercises in this book are the perfect boost to any beginner looking to start designing for 3D printing. Designing for the tool and finding a good tool to fit the design-these are at the core of the product designer’s job, and these are the tools this book will help you master.

Foreword by Carl Bass, Autodesk’s CEO, a passionate and prolific Maker. In Design For 3D Printing, you’ll:Learn the different 3D printing technologiesChoose the best desktop 3D printerDiscover free 3D modeling softwareBecome familiar with 3D scanning solutionsFind out how to go from a bad to a good 3D source file, one that’s ready-to-print

10. Advanced Paper Airplanes For Kids and Adults: Full Color Edition

Author: by Andrew R Thorne
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (March 21, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1542576932

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THE BEST PAPER AIRPLANES YOU WILL EVER MAKE AND FLY! This exciting new twist on paper airplanes features simple to advanced designs. These are not your standard origami paper airplanes! It is no longer necessary to choose between something that looks like an airplane and something that flies well like one.

Now you can have both! Several designs are capable of flying over 150ft when hand thrown. These airplanes are tough enough to be launched on a rocket or with a catapult and capable of flying the distance afterward launch. Post rocket boost glides over 1000ft are possible.

Detailed pictures guide you through step-by-step construction of the 35 paper aircraft ranging from business jets, airliners, fighters (F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-22, F-105, F-106, EF-2000, MIG-21), attack aircraft (A-4, YA-9, A-10) bombers (FB-111, B-1B, spy planes (U-2), X-planes (X-5, X-29) and many more.

Test your skills at building and flying various models and even learn to design your own using detailed tips, while experimenting with the wonders of flight. All of these paper airplanes are constructed using standard black & white or color 8. 5 x 11 computer paper.Check out www.Facebook.

11. Electricity and Magnetism (Usborne Understand Science)

Author: by Peter Adamczyk and Paul-Francis Law
Published at: National Geographic School Pub; 1st edition (June 23, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0794522179

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Electricity and Magnetism untangles the mysterious properties of magnets, and examines what electricity really is. It delves into the past to reveal some of the most amazing (and sometimes accidental) historical breakthroughs as well as considering dramatic developments that will radically affect our lives in the 21st century.

Excellent backup to schoolwork. Contains experiments, puzzles and games to reinforce and enliven theoretical learning.

12. Unbuilding (Sandpiper)

Author: by David Macaulay
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 26, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0395454251

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This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.

13. Physics: Investigate the Forces of Nature (Inquire and Investigate)

Author: by Jane P. Gardner
Published at: Nomad Press (July 15, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1619302310

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Have you ever noticed that the physical world works in certain ways? Skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks. If you jump up as high as you can, you’ll quickly fall back to the ground. Baseball players use gravity to bring the ball back down when they throw it.

When you flip a switch, electricity powers your toaster. Rock bands use electricity to put on a show. The fascinating science of physics helps you understand why forces, motion, gravity, electricity, light, and sound work in predictable ways. Combining inquiry-based activities with physics topics, Physics: Investigate the Forces of Nature features graphic novel illustrations, fascinating sidebars, youtube links, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of physics and bring it to life.

Projects include designing a skateboard park that maps the forces at work on the skateboarder and the skateboard, and creating a stage design for a rock band that places electric current where it is needed. Additional materials include a timeline, a list of current reference works, and Internet resources.

14. The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head (Inquire and Investigate)

Author: by Carla Mooney
Published at: Nomad Press (July 14, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1619302785

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Why do we do and say the things we do and say? The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head introduces students to the fascinating world of the human brain and its effect on behavior. Readers learn about the main anatomy and functions of the brain while discovering the brain’s role in learning, memory, communication, and emotions.

Kids also read about new technologies being used to research the brain in its various states of performance while being introduced to the effects of sleep, alcohol, and exercise on our most complex organ. Combining hands-on activities with neuroscience, anatomy, and psychology, The Brain includes projects such as building a 3-D brain model and testing how the brain adapts to a new situation.

The Brain integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites. Additional materials include a glossary, timeline, and a list of current reference works. The Brain is a unique opportunity to connect behavior, physiology, and the outside world in one amazing placeyour head!

15. The Science of Science Fiction (Inquire and Investigate)

Author: by Matthew Brenden Wood
Published at: Nomad Press; Reprint edition (February 14, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1619304703

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Early science fiction imagined a world with space travel, video calls, and worldwide access to information, things we now know as NASA’s human spaceflight program, Skype, and the Internet.What next? Could we really bring back the dinosaurs, travel to a distant star, or live on Mars?

In The Science of Science Fiction, readers ages 12 to 15 explore the science behind classic and modern science fiction stories, including artificial intelligence, androids, and the search for alien life. They learn how cutting edge concepts, including time dilation and genetic manipulation, influence today’s fiction.

The Science of Science Fiction promotes critical thinking skills through inquiry, discovery, research, analysis, and reflection of key scientific ideas and concepts made popular by many titles in science fiction. Each chapter features informative sidebars and video and website links for an in-depth look at key topics.

Science-minded experiments include a simple demonstration of artificial gravity using a bucket of water and calculating the speed of light using chocolate in a microwave. This variety of resources ensures the material is accessible to students with diverse learning styles.