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 Rocket Science is for you. It shows you the science behind how things work by teaching you how to build a rocket boat, kaleidoscope, mousetrap car, stethoscope, compass, fruit-powered battery, and lots of other wonderful gizmos. All of the projects are safe and easy to make out of 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.

Children's Literature

The subtitle of this book is a long one, but very descriptive of the contents: 50 Flying Floating, Flipping, Spinning Gadgets Kids Create Themselves. I could stop right here because that pretty well sums it up, but I won't, because this book was so much fun to read. Or perhaps I should say it was really very hard to read, because I wanted to stop and try out one of Wiese's "gadgets" for myself. So if you know a kid who wants to know why something works the way it does, or who's looking for a science fair project that's, shall we say, a little more dynamic than the rest, this book might be just what you need. Directions are simple and clear, with cautionary advice on getting adult help when needed. A glossary and index are included.

Author : Jim Wiese

Publisher : Wiley

Edition : 1

Format : Paperback, 128 pages

Dimensions : 7.03 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.34 (d)

ISBN : 0471113573

ISBN13 : 9780471113577


Overview :

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 Rocket Science is for you. It shows you the science behind how things work by teaching you how to build a rocket boat, kaleidoscope, mousetrap car, stethoscope, compass, fruit-powered battery, and lots of other wonderful gizmos. All of the projects are safe and easy to make out of 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.