Books

Novel Engineering projects are designed around books that teachers choose, generally trade books with interesting plots, rich characters and detailed descriptions of the setting. As they read the text, students are prompted to identify problems faced by characters in the text and whether these problems are ones that might be addressed with a product or process that the students could design in the classroom. Below are examples of books that some Novel Engineering classrooms have used. Click one to view problems identified by the students and solutions designed and built by students.