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Projectile Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket With Science Activities for Kids
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Illustrated by Tom Casteel. You might think that nailing a three-pointer is just luck, but there are many forces at work that determine if you’ve made a game-winning shot. In Projectile... More > Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 learn why projectiles follow the paths they do. Kids who are fascinated with potato cannons, slingshots, and rocketry will love taking that next step and applying what they learn about the laws of physics to the science of figuring out where to aim. In this book, readers investigate the forces that act on the projectiles and learn how to calculate those forces to make educated predictions about where their homemade rockets and other projectiles will land. Essential questions that promote critical examination of the science, primary sources, online videos, and science-minded engineering activities let readers have a blast learning about the physics of ballistics!< Less
The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans On the Moon
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What do you see when you look up at the night sky? The potential for amazing discoveries and scientific advancement? During the 1950s and ‘60s, some people also saw a place that needed to be... More > claimed. In The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon, middle school students explore the bitter rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that served as fuel for the fire that catapulted rockets into the great unknown of the next frontier—space. While Neil Armstrong will always be remembered as the first person to set foot on the moon, the people and events behind this accomplishment populate a fascinating tale of politics, science, technology, and teamwork that resulted in what might be the greatest accomplishment of the twentieth century.< Less
The Science of Science Fiction
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Illustrated by Tom Casteel. Alien civilizations, artificial intelligence, time travel—is there any truth in these exciting ideas? In The Science of Science Fiction, readers ages 12 to 15... More > discover the science behind classic and modern science fiction stories, many of which inspired today’s inventors, innovators, and space explorers. • Explores the actual science behind immensely popular science fiction ideas, such as time travel and artificial intelligence. • Incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach designed to engage students with various academic interests. • Fosters critical thinking skills through a variety of STEAM activities. • Links to online primary sources offer the opportunity to delve deeper into the subjects and foster intellectual curiosity about the topic.< Less
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