Building Rockets

Author: Rebecca Rowell

Publisher: Focus Readers

ISBN: 9781635172553

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3439


Explores the engineering challenges behind building rockets, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Build a Rocket

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781760295370


Page: 32

View: 9172


Build a Rocketis the perfect, accessible and interactive guide to rockets and their role in space exploration, with a full-scale model rocket to build included.

The rocket book

a guide to building and launching model rockets for teachers and students of the space age

Author: Robert L. Cannon,Michael A. Banks

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137822447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 9788


Building Reusable Rockets

Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Publisher: Focus Readers

ISBN: 9781635174946

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8623


Describes different types of rockets and how they work, including Falcon 9, New Shepard, Lynx, and SpaceShipTwo.

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

View: 1394


"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"--

Rocket Boys

Author: Homer H. Hickam

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9780008166083


Page: 384

View: 5644


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.

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

View: 1572


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.

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

View: 7946


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.

I Still Have All My Fingers

How to Build a Big Sugar Rocket on a Budget Without Losing a Limb

Author: Dan Pollino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983523024

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 8340


What's important when building a rocket from scratch? How about high performance, ease of construction and safety. Let's face it; nobody wants to lose a limb. With over fifteen years experience building rockets, Dan Pollino's latest manual makes this seemingly daunting project simple. You'll learn such fundamental tasks as: Making the rocket body from a drain pipe Making the nosecone from a plastic wine glass Making a piston that ejects the parachute without scorching it Making an electromechanical apogee detector Making the nozzle with cement and a steel washer Making the fuel from ordinary sugar You can do it! With this book anyone can construct a high-quality rocket capable of reaching four hundred miles-per-hour and attaining an altitude of six thousand feet without a machine shop, or even special tools. Free bonus chapters including making the launch rail, making the ignition controller and launching the rocket multiple times are available online. In this easy-to-understand guide you'll find step-by-step instructions to building the perfect rocket without injuring yourself or your wallet. I Still Have All My Fingers is the rocket building bible amateur rocket enthusiasts have been waiting for. Dan Pollino's rockets have been featured on G4 TV's "It's Effin Science." His website focuses on amateur rocketry in California.

Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments Volume 3: Build It

Build Rockets and Racers and Test Energy and Forces!

Author: Elizabeth Snoke Harris

Publisher: MoonDance Press

ISBN: 1942875592

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2697


"The whole world is a laboratory, and with 80+ safe and fun experiments and activities, this is the ultimate lab book for kids."--

Building Wealth (and Superpowered Rockets!)

Author: Raymond Bean

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434264181

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 82

View: 9259


Twelve-year-old Benji Franklin's problem-solving skills are put to the test when he is asked to find a way to stop an asteroid that is headed right for Earth.

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420075292

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

View: 8445


An overall view of the vast spectrum of knowledge needed by practicing rocket scientists and engineers, Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering presents the history and basics of rocket theory, design, experimentation, testing, and applications. It covers an array of fields, from advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics to logistics, systems engineering, and politics. The text begins with a discussion on the discovery and development of rockets as well as the basic principles governing rockets and rocket science. It explains why rockets are needed from economic, philosophical, and strategic standpoints and looks at why the physics of the universe forces us to use rockets to complete certain activities. Exploring how rockets work, the author covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along with the rocket engine, its components, and the physics involved in the generation of the propulsive force. He also presents several different types of rocket engines and discusses the testing of rocket components, subsystems, systems, and complete products. The final chapter stresses the importance of rocket scientists and engineers to think of the unusual, unlikely, and unthinkable when dealing with the complexities of rocketry. Taking students through the process of becoming a rocket scientist or engineer, this text supplies a hands-on understanding of the many facets of rocketry. It provides the ideal foundation for students to continue on their journey in rocket science and engineering.

The Rocket Book

Author: Peter Newell

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373404667X

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 2565


Reproduction of the original: The Rocket Book by Peter Newell

Space Racers

Make Your Own Paper Rockets

Author: Isabel Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786270382


Page: 144

View: 8392


Space Racers contains everything you need to press out and make your own paper rocket models. From the rocket that made the first manned space flight, Vostok K, to the future of space travel, the Skylon space plane. Use the easy to use, step-by-step instructions to build eight historically accurate rockets and two imaginary rockets, which are left blank for your own designs. A separate booklet introduces you to the exhilarating world of rocket science and space exploration, and includes fun and detailed fact files for each rocket. This is an exciting kit for space enthusiasts aged eight to adult.

Space Shuttles

Author: Gregory Vogt

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736891707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9944


Describes how space shuttles work including the power provided for lift-off, and how astronauts live and work in space shuttles.

Model Rocket Design and Construction

How to Create and Build Unique and Exciting Model Rockets that Work!

Author: Apogee Components, Incorporated,Timothy S. Van Milligan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965362023

Category: Rocketry

Page: 328

View: 3632


K450 PVC Rocket Engine Design and Construction

Author: Dan Pollino

Publisher: Publisher Services

ISBN: 9781604023527

Category: Science

Page: 182

View: 8587


In just a few hours anyone can build a powerful PVC plastic rocket engine that will send a rocket soaring over 5000 feet! Detailed instructions show you how to build the engine, make the fuel and connect it all together. Hundreds of illustrations and easy to follow step by step instructions make this book an essential part of any do it yourself library. You'll be amazed how exceptionally simple and inexpensive it is to make a rocket engine that will take your hobby to the next level and beyond.