Backyard Rockets

Learn to Make and Launch Rockets, Missiles, Cannons, and Other Projectiles

Author: Instructables.com

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 163220245X

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Backyard Rockets is made up of projects from a medley of authors who have collected and shared a treasure trove of rocket-launching plans and the knowledge to make their projects soar! Backyard Rockets gives step-by-step instructions, with pictures to guide the way, on how to launch your very own project into the sky. All of these authors have labored over their endeavors to pass their knowledge on and make it easier for others to attempt. Discover how to create the following projects: Teeny, Tiny Rocket Engine Ultimate Straw Rocket Rocket Eggstronaut Pocket Rocket Launcher Iron Man Model Rocket Model Rocket with Camera Rocket-Powered Matchbox Cars – Extreme And much more! The Instructables community has provided a compendium of rocket savvy from innovators who have paved the way for other curious minds. In addition to rockets, fireworks, and launchers in Backyard Rockets, you will discover the sense of accomplishment after watching your rocket soar into the sky!

Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes

30+ Amazing Science Projects You Can Build for Less Than $1

Author: Curt Gabrielson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613742967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Kids will learn how things they encounter every day operate by building their own models with this hands-on activity book. Projects include building a working model of the human hand's muscles, bones, and tendons using drinking straws, tape, and string; using a pair of two-liter bottles and a length of rubber tubing to learn how a toilet flushes; and discovering how musical instruments make sounds by fashioning a harmonica, saxophone, drum, flute, or oboe. All devices are designed to use recycled or nearly free materials and common tools. Kids are encouraged to modify and improve the designs, or create an entirely new device using the concepts explored. Each project includes materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, a summary of the science concept demonstrated, and follow-up questions to gauge student understanding for use in the classroom.

Backyard Ballistics

Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

Author: William Gurstelle

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743548

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Ordinary folks can construct 13 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple—a match-powered rocket—to the more complex—a scale-model, table-top catapult—to the offbeat—a tennis ball cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.

Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer

Make 20 Awesome Ballistic Blasters with Ordinary Stuff

Author: Lance Akiyama

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631596322

Category: Science

Page: 144

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After the huge successes of Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer, we finally take away the boundaries of a single category and let author Lance Akiyama create twenty devious weapons of backyard warfare. Each of these launchers are made from PVC, soda bottles, rubber bands, hairspray cans, and anything you might find in the junk drawer, and are capable of firing marshmallows, poker chips, tennis balls, sponges, and plenty more. This book is written for adults, but kids and teens can get in on the fun, too. Projects range from simple shooters to be built by novice crafters, to the more complicated Slide Action Rubber Band Gun, A Wrist-Mounted Crossbow, and even a Desk Drawer Booby Trap.

The Flying Machine Book

Build and Launch 35 Rockets, Gliders, Helicopters, Boomerangs, and More

Author: Bobby Mercer

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613740891

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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"Shows readers how to turn rubber bands, paper clips, straws, plastic bottles, and index cards into amazing, gravity-defying flyers. Each project contains a material list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Mercer also includes explanations of the science behind each flyer, including concepts such as lift, thrust, and drag, the Bernoulli effect, and more"--

Make: Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 2456

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This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be built from parts in the Estes Designer Special kit.

A New American Space Plan

Author: Travis S. Taylor,Stephanie Osborn

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618249614

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Meet the Rocket City Rednecks. They're five "backwoods" guys from the rocket city: Huntsville, Alabama, home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space program. Sure, they love to shoot stuff and drink beer, and one of 'em lives in a trailer, but with a family tree full of NASA rocket scientists (not to mention their own PhDs and advanced degrees), they aim a little higher¾like using homemade moonshine to fuel a rocket! Now, in typical laidback style, Dr. Travis S. Taylor, leader of the crew, delivers the goods on how America can return to space exploration and manned space flight. What's needed is a good old "try anything" attitude, a bit of gumption, and the spectacularly entertaining backyard science that's the Rocket City Redneck specialty. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Apollo

The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972

Author: David West Reynolds,Wally Schirra,Gene Cernan

Publisher: Zenith Imprint

ISBN: 0760344523

Category: History

Page: 272

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Provides historical context to the beginning of the United States space program and how it ultimately achieved its goal of landing a man on the moon.

Teaching Reading in Middle School

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590685603

Category: Education

Page: 318

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In this resource, you'll get the "big picture" of teaching reading in the middle school, including research, as well as the practical details you need to help every student become a better reader. Veteran teacher Laura Robb shares how to: teach reading strategies across the curriculum; present mini-lessons that deepen students' knowledge of how specific reading strategies work; help kids apply the strategies through guided practice; support struggling readers with a plan of action that improves their reading motivation; helps kids choose books that are at their instructional level; organize a reading-writing workshop, and much more. For use with Grades 5 and Up.

Rocket Boys

Author: Homer H. Hickam

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9780008166083

Category:

Page: 384

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From the moment 'Sonny' Hickam watches a satellite pass overhead, he and his friends are determined that they will build a rocket. This is the true story of the boys' adventures from the moment their first rocket destroys a fence.

Expedition Mars

Author: Martin J.L. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852337353

Category: Nature

Page: 321

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The technical challenges of a human expedition to Mars are the principal theme to be explored by Martin Turner in Expedition Mars. The author begins by describing how the very latest rocket propulsion and spacecraft technology, and planned developments in nuclear and electric propulsion technologies, are the key factors which will enable a human expedition to Mars to take place. Of particular importance are the challenges of transporting cargo to Mars and in providing necessary life support for the crew, including the supply of consumables, such as food, water, air and fuel, for the return journey. In this regard the author considers how the International Space Station fits into the strategy for a human journey to the Red Planet, in its preparation of astronauts for long-duration spaceflight and the possible hazards posed by space radiation and prolonged weightlessness. The author discusses the relative merits of fast and slow journeys to Mars, i.e. is quicker also safer and cheaper? Also of importance is the role of unmanned robotic explorers in preparing the ground for human activities on Mars and in defining what the surface of Mars is like. The means by which future explorers will live and work on Mars are also explored, including issues such as habitation, modules, Mars buggies, spacesuits, scientific experiments and communications with Earth. He concludes by looking at the possible political obstacles to such a journey, but points out that sooner or later humans will have to make a choice; stay here on Earth or explore the Solar System beyond. One route takes us nowhere, the other leads to the stars.

Rocket Ship Galileo

Author: Robert Anson Heinlein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780441012374

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

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Three teenagers and an older scientist develop their own atomic rocket, solve their own space problems and blast off for the moon in spite of mysterious setbacks.

Make: High-Power Rockets

Construction and Certification for Thousands of Feet and Beyond

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680454781

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 296

View: 2311

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Make: High-Power Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines.

Soda-Pop Rockets

20 Sensational Projects to Make from Plastic Bottles

Author: Paul Jarvis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907332050

Category: Plastic bottle craft

Page: 112

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Starting out with how to construct a reusable launch pad, this title helps you to track your rockets' performance. It even includes instructions on how to build a clinometer to measure their altitudes and trajectories.

Rockets Versus Gravity

Author: Richard Scarsbrook

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459733886

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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A National Post Bestseller! A multi-faceted story that explores how small actions and changes can give rise to startling and unintended consequences. Trajectory. Declination. Impact. Escape Velocity. These are rocketry terms that could also describe aspects of the human experience. A lumberjack obsessed with space travel loses four different wedding rings, and each of the lost rings symbolizes something different to the person who finds it. There are the members of a rich family whose dramas overlap with those of the homeless people living right next door, under the bridges of the Rosedale Ravine. The wheelchair-bound teen who declares war on a man parking his luxury car in the handicapped parking spot. The would-be rock star selling insurance, whose terminal diagnosis sets his life on a new and dizzying path. And many others. Every person is connected to every other — genetically, coincidentally, necessarily, or randomly. Every action has a consequence, seen or unseen, from the sublime to the catastrophic.

Three Sisters

Author: Gilbert Hernandez

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1683961145

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 280

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There are mythical creatures and alien abductions in this omnibus, but, as always, the greatest unknown for Gilbert Hernandez's characters is what lies in their own hearts. In Three Sisters, which collects the graphic novels Luba: Three Daughters, High Soft Lisp, and more, the children are growing up and lovers have come and gone (and come and gone again) as Luba, Petra, and Fritz move on to the next phases of their lives and careers.