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How Does a Rocket Work?
     

How Does a Rocket Work?

by Sarah Eason
 

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This series introduces young readers to the amazing world of transportation technology. Each book tackles a different from of transport technology and examines the design, engineering, and science behind different parts of the system.

Key Features

Detailed diagrams bring each subject to life

Incredible cutaways show inner workings of each machine

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Overview

This series introduces young readers to the amazing world of transportation technology. Each book tackles a different from of transport technology and examines the design, engineering, and science behind different parts of the system.

Key Features

Detailed diagrams bring each subject to life

Incredible cutaways show inner workings of each machine

Sidebars and fact boxes help motivate readers and reinforce skills

Bold, vibrant photos captivate students

Glossary, sources of further information, and index

This introduction to spacecraft answers all the important questions: What fuel do they use? How do they manage to break away from Earth's gravitational pull and get back into it again at the end of a mission? How do they land safely? What does the future of rocket science hold?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3–4—The 13 two-page chapters in each book are attractively designed. The first spread shows the featured vehicle on a bright yellow background. Numerous parts of the cutaway illustrations are labeled with one-sentence explanations of the indicated part's function. The rest of each title is nicely arranged with black font on a bright blue background. Photos and captions, diagrams, "Fun Facts," "That's Amazing!" boxes, and one experiment add a considerable amount of information to the text. Of the three, Rocket is the best. Jet Plane apparently cannot decide who or what steers the plane: the ailerons, the rudder, the control columns, or the pilot and copilot. Each one is described as having that task. It is doubtful that most passenger jets are jumbo jets as stated in the text. The black box is mentioned, but readers are not told that it is actually orange (and therefore more easily seen in the wreckage). Car falls victim to oversimplification, e.g., "squashes," "set…on fire," and "grip" are substituted for "compresses," "ignites," and "traction," respectively. The assumption is made that all cars have standard transmissions. Jet Plane and Rocket are at least marginal purchases, but Car is an Edsel.—Eldon Younce, formerly at Harper Elementary School, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433934773
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
How Does It Work? Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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