Everyday STEM Engineering – Chemical Engineering
Illustrated by Luna ValentineAges 9-12
Discover how science affects our daily lives with Everyday STEM Engineering — Chemical Engineering, filled with inventions, stories and experiments to try at home!
Explore all about this fascinating side of engineering: what is involved, where we see it and how it is used. Discover how the experiments carried out in laboratories away from our eyes can be life changing. From vaccinations created for diseases and viruses (including COVID) to eco-friendly ways to feed a growing population, the advances being made in medicine, biometrics and ecology are inspiring. Plus, meet the engineers and scientists whose discoveries are changing our lives for the better, including Tu Youyou, Markus Rehm and Jamie Garcia. Then put your engineering skills to the test with the cool at-home experiments.
With easy-to-understand text written by science communicator Jenny Jacoby, and lots of colourful artworks, photos and diagrams, readers can best explore where we encounter chemical engineering and why it’s even important at all.
The Everyday STEM series makes science relevant to tweens. Instead of telling kids STEM is important and is the key to their future success, these books show readers how we use science, technology, engineering and maths in our everyday lives. While the topics sound high-level and complex, this series makes these concepts age-appropriate and accessible. So, while we can’t promise to teach 9 to 11-year-olds quantum physics, we can explain in the simplest terms the practical applications of STEM.