This Book Thinks You're an Inventor : Imagine • Experiment • Create
Imagine • Experiment • Create
This activity book helps children to think like an inventor by introducing keyengineering concepts in a highly visual and entertaining way. Through fun activitiesand Harriet Russell’s playful illustrations, it encourages readers to engage with newideas and think about problems in a creative way.
The book explores the six key aspects of engineering that are essential to anysuccessful inventor: problem-finding, designing, making and testing, improving yourinvention, building techniques and how to find new uses for existing objects. Each spreadcentres on an open-ended question that introduces a different way of approaching aninvention. Activities include making a bridge from toothpicks and mini marshmallows;inventing a way to lift this book without touching it; building a painting robot; designingyour own remote control; and harvesting electricity from a banana. At the end of thebook is a tinkering lab, which includes paper-based crafts and engineering activities.
Harriet Russell studied at Glasgow School of Art followed by Central Saint Martins. She is the illustrator of thepopular This Book Thinks series.