Summary from Amazon:
Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success
How to Use Rosie Revere, Engineer in the Classroom:
- Learn all about the What Is the E in STEM.
- Check out some videos on engineering and engineers.
- Have students brainstorm problems they want to solve and create a plan for their prototype.
- Invite local engineers to speak to your students.
- Introduce students to the engineering design process.
- Visit Teach Engineering, Engineering Is Elementary, Link Engineering, and other quality websites to find great engineering activities.
- Check out even more ideas from the author, Andrea Beaty.
- Send a message to Andrea Beaty,@andreabeaty via Twitter.
“Your brilliant first flop was a raging success! Come on, let’s get busy and on to the next!” She handed a notebook to Rosie Revere, who smiled at her aunt as it all became clear. Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit.”
Have you read Rosie Revere, Engineer with your students or child? How can you use this book beyond reading comprehension? What websites and resources do you use to teach engineering?