Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Book Info

Grade Level
Elementary School
STEM Concepts
Engineering, 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.

Source: Andrea Beaty


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.


Check out photos from our Rosie Revere, Engineer event at our Rosie Revere, Engineer photo gallery.

Rosie Revere, Engineer Photo

Help Rosie Reach Her Dreams!

Play this online game to learn more about engineering and to help Rosie discover her dream job.

Rosie Revere, Engineer Game

Read! Question! Think!

Check out these fun printables from Andrea Beaty’s website.


Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons

These questions, prompts, and short activities provide quick ways to inspire interest and explore the STEAM concepts related to the book. Idea Sparks and Mini lessons can also be used for differentiation and to foster new ideas of your own.

Download the lesson plan.

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!

Download the lesson plan.

Engineering Design Process Handout

Let your students learn: What is the Engineering Design Process?

Download the Engineering Design Process Handout.

Rolling Robots

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.

Download the lesson plan.

Teacher’s Guide

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 I Am Amelia Earhart activities page.

Video Discussion Guide

Watch the videos and then use these questions to facilitate classroom discussions about the topics presented.

Download the Video Discussion Guide.

About the Author

Andrea Beaty

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. Other titles by Andrea include Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist

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Source: Andrea Beaty