Is it possible to develop basic engineering skills as early as grades 3—5 without adding to the existing curriculum? You bet. The exciting challenges in this book bring out children's natural curiosity. Students delight in designing and building their own unique rockets and catapults, ski lifts and parachutes, greenhouses, roller coasters, and so much more. In the process, they also learn to follow a simple but highly effective five-step engineering design process. The process is consistent, the flexibility limitless, and the potential impact tremendous. With Engineer Through the Year, students build engineering skills all year long. And they learn to think like engineers for the rest of their lives. 198pp.