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How Science Works

How Science Works

by Nigel Hawkes, Mark Jackson (Editor)

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Children's Literature
This book looks at vehicles and machines that we use and how they work. Spacecraft are the first vehicles investigated. It takes the work of many scientists to develop the technology to propel rockets into space. The hardest part is getting off the ground. Gravity does more than just hold things to earth, it is the force of attraction between all matter in the universe. As rocket ships are dissected, instructions are given for building a rocket, culminating in blast off. This rocket is powered by pumping air into a cylinder of water (the rocket). Motion on earth is explored while building a model car. Ships, aircraft, trucks, tractors and cranes are all evaluated while looking at the principles of physics that govern how they work. Models for each are included with instructions for their construction. The book is richly illustrated with easy to follow instructions for the models. 2001, Copper Beech, $14.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Kristin Harris

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Lerner Publishing Group
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Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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