resources

Web Publications:

Build and Test a Paper Bridge
http://www.tryscience.org/exp2130_bridge.html

Build Your Own Wind Tunnel
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/WindTunnel/build.html
A collection of links at NASA to other sites with activities to build home/classroom wind tunnels.

Discover Engineering Online
http://www.discoverengineering.org/
Engineering for kids and adults.

ExploreScience.com
http://www.explorescience.com/
Lots of online interactive activities sorted by science category.

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Physics Applets
http://jersey.uoregon.edu/
University of Oregon Department of Physics' great java applet collection of physics stuff!

Print Publications:

The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects
Mario Salvadori
Chicago Review Press, Chicago, 1990.

How Science Works: Buildings
Alessandro Vignozzi
Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 1995.

Janice Van Cleave's Machines: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1993.

The Knowhow Book of Action Toys
Heather Amery
EDC Publishing, Tulsa, 1975.

Learn About Flight: A Fascinating Fact File and Learn-It-Yourself Project Book
Peter Mellett
Lorenz Books, New York, 1997.

Learn About Machines: A Fascinating Fact File and Learn-It-Yourself Project Book
Chris Oxlade
Lorenz Books, New York, 1998.

Look Inside: Cross Sections: Ships
Moira Butterfield
Dorling Kindersley, New York, 1994.

Messing Around with Drinking Straw Construction
Bernie Zubrowski
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1981.

The Random House Book of How Things Were Built
David J. Brown
Random House, New York, 1991.

Rocket Science: 50 Flying, Floating, Flipping, Spinning Gadgets Kids Create Themselves
Jim Wiese
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1995.

Usborne Understanding Science: Machines
Clive Gifford
EDC Publishing, Tulsa, 1993.

Wheels at Work: Building and Experimenting with Models of Machines
Bernie Zubrowski
Beech Tree Books, New York, 1986.