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Projectile Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket With Science Activities for Kids

ByMatthew Brenden Wood

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 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!

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Publication Date
Jul 8, 2018
Language
English
Category
Education & Language
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Matthew Brenden Wood

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PDF

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