Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Solve This!: Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You” as Want to Read:
Solve This!: Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Solve This!: Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You

by
4.50  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  7 reviews
From the first wheel to the International Space Station, the miracles of engineering are all around us. Think cars, bridges, skyscrapers, and yes - even bubble wrap! Engineers dream up new ideas and bring them to life while figuring out creative solutions to problems they encounter along the way. But how do they do it? Find out in Solve This!

In this fun book, kids are conf
...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 13th 2018 by National Geographic Society
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Solve This!, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Solve This!

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-19
4.50  · 
Rating details
 ·  10 ratings  ·  7 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This fun book gives problematic scenarios, and encourages the reader to find solutions by using engineering and science! The problem is set with a description of a place or difficulty, and then various people of different professions give their original solutions, and finally the engineers give a solution, and you can decide which one is best!

There are a wide variety of professional people from different areas giving imaginative solutions on each page; a marine biologist, a teacher, a librarian,
...more
Vera Godley
Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it
The concept of Solve This! is interesting and the wacky challenges a bit off-the-wall. However, the down deep methodology is a pursuit of a way we (or our kids) can solve many problems or challenges faced.

Is the toy tossed across the stream able to be retrieved without wetting one's feet? If you can't leave your room or house and your friend next door wants your book, how to get it to them without involving anyone else to take it to them?

Each challenge is presented with simple drawings taking on
...more
Kathy (Bermudaonion)
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Kristi Bernard
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Are you a person who loves to solve problems using math and science? Then perhaps you should become an engineer. This guide will test you to see if being an engineer would be a perfect fit for you.

Engineers design everything from floors and ceilings to fabrics, furniture and food products. Engineers are excellent at solving problems and they are fearless when it comes to new challenges. Readers will find experiments that help with better understanding of Mechanical, Acoustic, Structural, and pro
...more
Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
I love this book so much because not only does it cause the reader to learn to problem solve, but it does so in such a fun and innovative way. It has super funny, entertaining and wacky challenges that puts your mind to the test. You will have hours of fun coming up with ways to solve the challenges. This book makes an amazing gift and is one of those books that is wonderful for kids and parents to work their way through together. I cannot wait to give this book to the boys for Christmas. I see ...more
Two BookWorms Blog
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
According to this book, engineers are problem solving champs! I couldn’t agree more! This book is filled with all kinds of experiments that will appeal to the budding engineer.

For the full review: https://twobookwormsblog.wordpress.co...
Melissa
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. It teaches you the steps and has a lot of different engineers help solve problems to get you thinking.
TheGoldenApple
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2018
Aeicha
rated it it was amazing
Oct 04, 2018
Ms. Grandinetti
rated it it was amazing
Jan 21, 2019
Joan Galat
Aug 11, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Elyse Cueto
marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2018
Kim
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2018
Jenny
marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2018
Stacie
marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2018
Becky
marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2018
MCDS
added it
Dec 13, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
46 followers
As a child, Joan Marie Galat spent hours gazing up at the night sky from snow forts and through car windows on long road trips. She shares her love of the stars in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, which combines the science of the night sky with the ancient myths that give the constellations and planets their names.

Joan's very first writing job sprung from an honourable mention received for enter
...more