Rocket Science: 50 Flying, Floating, Flipping, Spinning Gadgets Kids Create Themselves

Rocket Science: 50 Flying, Floating, Flipping, Spinning Gadgets Kids Create Themselves


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Blast off into the wacky world of gadgets!

Have you ever wondered what makes airplanes fly, how boats float,or why your doorbell works?
* Would you like to build your own flying, floating, diving,spinning, howling, scooting objects?
* Are you looking for a terrific science project that moves?

If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then RocketScience is for you. It shows you the science behind how things workby teaching you how to build a rocket boat, kaleidoscope, mousetrapcar, stethoscope, compass, fruit-powered battery, and lots of otherwonderful gizmos. All of the projects are safe and easy to make outof stuff you can find around your house.

This amazing book covers a wide variety of science topics,including mechanics, air power, water power, electricity,magnetism, chemistry, acoustics, and optics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471113577
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/15/1995
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.03(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

JIM WIESE (British Columbia, Canada) is a science teacher and an educational coordinator for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of the popular kids' science-activities book Roller Coaster Science and several science schoolbooks.

Table of Contents

Mechanically Inclined: Using Mechanics to Make Minimachines.

You've Got the Power: Using Air Power to Make Great Gadgets.

Water, Water Everywhere: Using Water Power to Make WonderfulInventions.

Don't Be Shocked If You're Attracted to These Activities: UsingElectricity and Magnetism to Make Amazing Devices.

Great Chemistry: Using Chemistry to Make Cool Creations.

Strings and Things: Using Acoustics to Build DynamiteDevices.

Lighten Up!

Using Optics to Create Fantastic Fun.



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