What is Engineering, Anyway?

My second story from the Broadcom MASTERS competition last fall has gone online at the Science News for Kids website. It’s about engineering. I learned a lot doing the story–I felt like I didn’t have a super firm handle on what engineering was myself, so I had to learn before I could explain it to kids.

I mean, I knew what engineering was. I’m not a complete idiot. But, as I mentioned when my first story was posted, knowing what something is and knowing to the point where you can explain it to a kid are two very different levels of understanding.

Speaking of which, there’s a blog post about writing for kids over at the website of The Science Writers’ Handbook, including a bit of what I learned from doing these two stories.

Read the new story.