Engineering, The Engineering Design Process, Trial and Error
This book tells the tale of Rosie Revere, a young girl who dreams of becoming a great engineer. She creates fantastic inventions with everything from wire and old fans to spray cheese and doll parts. When people laugh at Rosie’s gizmos, she’ll need help from a special friend to find the courage to follow her dreams.
Snakes! at the Midwest Museum of Natural Hiss-tory
Join STEM Read as we talk about Rosie Revere, Engineer with Cindy Chang, executive director of the Midwest Museum of Natural History. We’ll explore snakes and see if Rosie’s snake-repelling helmet would actually work.
Engineering a Rosie Revere Snake Helmet with Pettee Guerrero
Pettee Guerrero demonstrates the engineering design process as she re-creates the snake-repelling helmet from Andrea Beaty’s imaginative book, Rosie Revere, Engineer.
Building Snake-Repelling Hats at DuPage Children's Museum!
See Pettee Guerrero show off her snake-repelling helmet from Andrea Beaty’s book, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and then join kids at the DuPage Children’s Museum as they make hats of their own!
Rosie Revere, Engineer: Engineering & Discovery with Author Andrea Beaty
Join Andrea Beaty as she discusses the relationship between science and art, and reads passages from her inventive book Rosie Revere, Engineer.
The Joys of Mechanical Engineering
Alanna Wilcox is a high school student, and already doing cool stuff using STEM! She is currently a senior, and is an industrial engineering intern at Custom Aluminum Products in Genoa, IL.
Rosie Revere, Engineer Lessons Plans
Interview a Classmate
Discover the incredible talents of someone you know as you interview them to learn more about their awesome abilities. Learn interview techniques, develop great questions, take turns asking and answering questions with a partner, and present your discoveries to others.
Create a Snake-Repelling Hat
Were you inspired by one of Rosie’s inventions? Create a snake-repelling hat to help keep snakes off your head. Learn interesting facts about snakes and what keeps them away while using the engineering design process to construct a hat. Think outside the box and put on your creativity cap!
Engineering Design Process Handout
Let your students learn: What is the Engineering Design Process?
Rosie loves to build things. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. In this inter-disciplinary lesson, students will create a “robot” and then try out different objects to see which will best help their robot creation roll down a ramp. The lesson can easily be divided into 2 sessions, one for creating the robots and one for the testing sequence.
Check out author Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer Teacher Guide.
This teacher guide provides a lesson and template for making a paper plane. For additional templates, tutorials, and information of the science of flight, check out The Boy and the Airplane Activities page.
Video Discussion Guide
Watch the videos and then use these questions to facilitate classroom discussions about the topics presented.
Andrea Beaty: From Orange Crush Lover to Author
Andrea Beaty grew up in a small town in southern Illinois. She spent her time drinking Orange Crush, reading Nancy Drew, and secretly dreaming of becoming a Broadway star. Instead of belting out show tunes for a living, Andrea decided to go to college.
She attended Southern Illinois University and majored in Biology and Computer Science. After working at a computer software company and as a technical writer, Andrea began writing for children. You can learn all about Andrea and her books at www.andreabeaty.com.
Other Books by Andrea Beaty
- Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau
- Iggy Peck, Architect
- Dorko the Magnifiicent
- Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies
- Secrets of the Cicada Summer
- Doctor Ted
- Firefighter Ted
- Artist Ted
- Hush, Baby Ghostling
- When Giants Come to Play
- Hide and Sheep