Episode 39. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Episode 39. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids

How does a car move from one place to another? How do cranes lift heavy objects? Readers will learn this and more in Donna McKinney’s latest book, Engines!

From ancient times to now, engines have powered people’s lives. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites readers ages 7 to 10 to explore engines and deepen their understanding of the history of engines, what makes them hum, and all the special jobs they do for humans. You’ll even learn a few science jokes!

Hands-on engineering projects include
• Constructing a rubber band heat engine
• Building a milk-carton conveyor belt
• Building a simple electric motor
• Demonstrating pressurized air
• Building a balloon rocket engine and
• Building a magnet-powered car.

The book, as of this podcast date, is available for preorder directly from the publisher and booksellers online and in stores. Links are in the show notes.

The author, Donna B. McKinney, has written almost 20 nonfiction books for children on topics ranging from science and technology to history to sports. Before she wrote for children, she wrote about science and technology topics, including chemistry, space science, and robotics, at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. She has a BA in English from Campbell University and an MA in Professional Writing and Editing from George Mason University. She lives in North Carolina near her children and four grandchildren.

Donna was a guest on Episode 10 of the podcast and discussed her book about hiking and her trek through all the state parks in North Carolina.

In today’s episode we discuss her latest book and being a grandmother. I’ve even added a snippet from Episode 10 about hiking.

Welcome, Donna. Please tell us more about your new book and a bit about the other books you’ve written.

Nomad Press Inc. https://nomadpress.net/

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Twitter: @donnabmckinney
Instagram: @donnabmckinney

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