Backyard Ballistics (2nd ed.)

Backyard Ballistics (2nd ed.)

# 007648

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Item #: 007648
ISBN: 9781613740644
Grades: 3-AD

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Potato guns, paper match rockets, catapults - definitely a physics text book, in my opinion. That's what ballistic means, right? So grab some PVC, a hacksaw, some hairspray, and start learning about parabolic motion with a Spud Gun! Some of these could easily be built by kids, but the more complex and potentially dangerous items should be constructed and operated under adult supervision (i.e., let Dad have some fun, too). Warnings to be heeded follow each construction; to my eye all projects are safe if you follow instructions. A section of history pops up here and there as well; add to that the fact that the book is well written and can be used to teach English, and we have a complete unit study! The projects are varied: Balloons, flingers, petards (cannons), and 10 others, not to mention the section on further ideas (like adjusting the firing angles on the potato cannon). The one thing they all have in common is that they can be made fairly easily from materials available from your local hardware store, they're fun and easy to build, and you'll have a hard time finding a boy who doesn't enjoy them. On top of that, teach P.E. with the original game, "Dodge the Flying Spud!" Just kidding. ~ Mark

Category Description for Physics Activities & Experiments:

Science is all around us, so Explore! Each book contains 25 projects in an easy to follow format and provides simple, hands-on opportunities in a variety of science areas. Make a mold of an animal track or build a terrarium to see the water cycle in action in Rivers and Ponds. Create shadow puppets or plant a garden that blooms at night in Night Science! Make your own stalactite or grow your own crystals in Rocks and Minerals. Construct a simple circuit, paperclip switch and a solar oven in Electricity. For each chapter in the book, textual information is included with vocabulary words listed in bold with definitions. Projects are listed along with a supply list and numbered instructions. A glossary, resource page, and index are found at the back of the book. Great resources to enhance your science or unit studies and bring some fun back to science! Approx. 90 pgs each. PB. ~Donna/Deanne

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William Gurstelle
Softcover Book
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Chicago Review Press
1.15 (lbs.)
10.0" x 7.0" x 0.5"
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What boy would not want this book? My sons will enjoy these projects this sumemr.
User on Feb 23, 2020
What boy would not want this book? My sons will enjoy these projects this sumemr.
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