New Children's Book 'Pressureman' Aims to Interest Kids in Science and Engineering
MADISON, NJ — National Engineers Week is the perfect time to excite a child’s interest in engineering and science.
Jeffrey Stark, the author of "Pressureman," has written a brief, colorful book primarily targeted to engineers and scientists who love what they do and want to share a bit about pressure with their children.
Stark believes young children who are enthusiastically read to can embrace many of the basic concepts of contact pressure. By the time the children become readers themselves, a book, such as this, can stimulate their imagination and interest in engineering and science. Jeffrey Stark, CEO of Sensor Products Inc., dedicates his book to his three young children.
"Pressureman" tells a child the story of what contact pressure is and where it occurs around us. The colorfully-illustrated book uses a superhero named Pressureman to educate the child. Together Pressureman and the child encounter a wide range of distinct situations in life where contact pressure occurs. This informative, yet child-friendly book, is best suited for children aged 6 through 12.
As the child and Pressureman take a journey, they encounter common examples of contact surface pressure, such as the pressure a tire tread makes and the pressure that occurs on the seal when a car door is closed. The book is very interactive and asks a lot of questions, such as: “Ever hear a “CRAAACK” sound when your bat hits the baseball? That’s the pressure created when the bat and ball meet ... a lot of pressure is created at the point of contact.”
Eventually, Pressureman shows the child how contact surface pressure can be measured with color-calibrated pressure film. Several examples in the book ask the child to solve puzzles, such as determining where the film changes color to indicate where and how much pressure has occurred. The book can be ordered on Amazon.