This Is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide

70 Fun and Easy Experiments for Kids to Learn More About Our Solar System

Author: Emma Vanstone

Publisher: Page Street Kids

ISBN: 1624145256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Building a rocket and learning about science has never been easier with This Is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide. Fun experiments for kids and adults teach you how to build mind-blowing projects, each designed to show how mechanical science and astrophysics work from the inside out. Use everyday items like bottles, cardboard, glue and tape to build awesome rocket ships, paper spinners and mobile rocket launch pads, all while learning concepts like Newton’s Third Law of motion (for every action there is always an opposite and equal reaction), speed, gravity and air resistance. Kids learn to make scientific observations, ask questions, identify and classify and find answers to their questions, all while investigating space. This book will feature 70 activities and 60 photographs.

The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Author: James Longuski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387682228

Category: Science

Page: 174

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This book translates "thinking like a rocket scientist" into every day thinking so it can be used by anyone. It’s short and snappy and written by a rocket scientist. The book illustrates the methods (the 7 secrets) with anecdotes, quotations and biographical sketches of famous scientists, personal stories and insights, and occasionally some space history. The author reveals that rocket science is just common sense applied to the extraordinarily uncommon environment of outer space and that rocket scientists are people, too. It is intended for "armchair" scientists, and for those interested in popular psychology, space history, and science fiction films.

Astronomy Lab for Kids

52 Family-Friendly Activities

Author: Michelle Nichols

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631591347

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Introduce your children to the wonders of the galaxy in a fun, hands on way! It can be hard to explain and understand what lies beyond what you see in the beauitiful night sky. Astronomy Lab for Kids teaches children the basics of outerspace in 52 lessons that can be done with everyday items from around your house. Mini astronomers will learn about things such as the size and scale of planets using sandwich cookies and tennis balls, how to measure the speed of light with a flat candy bar and a microwave, how to make a simple telecope with magnifying glasses, and so much more! Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.

Create Your Own Happy

Author: Penny Alexander,Becky Goddard-Hill

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008301217

Category:

Page: 160

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Create Your Own Happy with this illustrated activity book that empowers children to shape their lives, and the lives of others, by showing them how to take fun, positive steps towards their own happiness and positive self esteem.Discover everything happy with this interactive, fun activity book! Learn about the inspiring and surprising science behind emotions. Complete acts of kindness and think about positive relationships. From speaking in front of your class to standing up for others; planting a seed bomb outdoors or making your own happy playlist, learn how to Create Your Own Happy!For increasingly independent thinkers and proactive young people, giving them a handle on their own emotional wellbeing to best equip them with confidence for the everyday challenges of life and school.

Rocket science

50 flying, floating, flipping, spinning gadgets kids create themselves

Author: Jim Wiese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439234924

Category: Experiments

Page: 115

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Relationship Rocket Science

A Modern Woman's Guide to Understanding and Marrying the Modern (Traditional) Man

Author: Jessica Webb,,Lcpc Jessica L Webb

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532959103

Category:

Page: 48

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Relationship Rocket Science's Modern Woman's Guide serves as a navigation tool for women in search of a successful marriage relationship with a modern yet traditional man. Jessica utilizes her experience, both personal and professional, to provide an in-depth and honest bird's eye view into the mind of the modern traditional man. Whether single or married, with this modern woman's guide, every woman can expect to walk away well equipped with the ability to select, better understand and effectively communicate with the right man!

Why It's Not All Rocket Science

Scientific Theories and Experiments Explained

Author: Robert Cave

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500292006

Category:

Page: 224

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In Why It's Not All Rocket Science , Robert Cave examines 100 extraordinary projects, theories and experiments that have been conducted in the name of science. Some, including various nuclear tests, have attracted controversy and hostility; others, such as Johann Wilhelm Ritter's erotic self-experiments with a voltaic pile, seem downright weird. But Cave demonstrates, thoroughly and informatively, that it is only by doggedly asking awkward questions, and paying close attention to the answers, that scientists have been able to make progress. From spider monkeys to human cyborgs, and from swimming in syrup to chaos theory, Cave places each experiment and discovery in its scientific context to present an entertaining guide to some of the most jaw-dropping entries in the history of science. Why It's Not All Rocket Science contains chapters on the brain, the body, society and communications, planet Earth and the Universe, and to read it is to gain startling insights into why scientists seem to behave so oddly, and how their brilliant if sometimes bizarre work benefits all of society.

Rocket Science for Babies

Author: Chris Ferrie

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

ISBN: 9781492656258

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Ages 0 to 3 years Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie is an introduction to aerospace engineering (also known as rocket science). Baby will learn the principles of lift and thrust, the forces responsible for flight. This is the first in a series of books designed to stimulate your baby and introduce them to the world of science. Also coming in May are: Newtonian Physics for Babies General Relativity for Babies Quantum Physics for Babies

This is Not a Book

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846144448

Category: Books

Page: 221

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This objective does not exist without you. You will determine the content and the final product. All will be shaped by your imagination. You must go out into the world in order to bring it to life and complete the assignments. If it's not a book, then what exactly is it? The answer is up to you.

Rocket Science for the Rest of Us

Author: DK Publishing,Ben Gilliland

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465433657

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Want to understand black holes, antimatter, physics, and space exploration? Looking for a common sense guide to quantum physics that you can actually understand?Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is the book you're looking for! Get a grip on even the most mysterious and complex sciences with Ben Gilliland's guide to dark matter, exo-planets, Planck time, earth sciences, and more. You'll hear yourself saying, "I get it now!" again and again as you explore the fun graphics and clear explanations inRocket Science for the Rest of Us. Whether you want to impress your friends with your knowledge of quantum physics, finally know what a black hole actually is, or just learn more about the universe that's all around us,Rocket Science for the Rest of Us breaks it all down so science and physics are easy to understand. You're not a rocket scientist? So what! That doesn't mean you can't understand it!

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420075292

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

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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.

Astro Turf

The Private Life of Rocket Science

Author: M. G. Lord

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719379

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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A daughter's journey to rediscover her father and understand the culture of space engineers During the late 1960s, while M. G. Lord was becoming a teenager in Southern California and her mother was dying of cancer, Lord's father-an archetypal, remote, rocket engineer- disappeared into his work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, building the space probes of the Mariner Mars 69 mission. Thirty years later, Lord found herself reporting on the JPL, triggering childhood memories and a desire to revisit her past as a way of understanding the ethos of rocket science. Astro Turf is the brilliant result of her journey of discovery. Remembering her pain at her father's absence, yet intrigued by what he did, Lord captures him on the page as she recalls her own youthful, eccentric fascination with science and space exploration. Into her family's saga she weaves the story of the legendary JPL- examining the complexities of its cultural history, from its start in 1936 to the triumphant Mars landings in 2004. She illuminates its founder, Frank Malina, whose brilliance in rocketry was shadowed by a flirtation with communism, driving him from the country even as we welcomed Wernher von Braun and his Nazi colleagues. Lord's own love of science fiction becomes a lens through which she views a profound cultural shift in the male-dominated world of space. And in pursuing the cause of her father's absence she stumbles on a hidden guilt, understanding "the anguish his proud silence caused both him and me, and how rooted that silence was in the culture of engineering."

Coffee Isn't Rocket Science

A Quick and Easy Guide to Buying, Brewing, Serving, Roasting, and Tasting Coffee

Author: Sebastien Racineux,Chung-Leng Tran

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316439568

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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This fully-illustrated, highly-informative, and fun primer presents a whole new way to know and enjoy any type of coffee. In the same format as the highly-praised Wine Isn't Rocket Science. Rocket science is complicated, coffee doesn't have to be! With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and chock-full of the fool-proof and reliable knowledge of a seasoned barista, COFFEE ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE is the guide you always wished existed. From how coffee beans are grown, harvested and turned into coffee, the history and flavor profiles of beans from every country, making pour-overs, cold brew, and latte art, and the cultural practices of drinking coffee around the world, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. All information is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance.

Exploralab

Author: The Exploratorium

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616284916

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Let science blow your mind with the Exploratorium! Take a good look around: The ho-hum spots you inhabit every day are actually secret laboratories full of fascinating and eye-popping wonder—from the instant you wake up to the time you nod off at night! Discover these awe-inspiring scientific playgrounds with Exploralab—the hands-on, action-packed activity guide from the world’s most beloved and fun-filled laboratory of all, the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Exploralab contains tons of way-cool tools of inquiry to help kids get in on the science fun, including: • a magnifier • reflective paper • fabric swatches • an erasable whiteboard • textured paper • a spinning disc • polarizing filters • colored acetate sheets • and glow-in-the-dark ink!

The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book

Blast Into Outer Space with Steller Facts, Integalatic Trivia, and Out-of-this-world Puzzles

Author: Kathi Wagner,Sheryl Racine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1598695444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Introduces trivia and information about the solar system, stars, and extraterrestrials and offers related games, puzzles, and activities.

Science But Not As We Know It

Author: Ben Gilliland

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241217059

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Cutting-edge concepts made simple, it's not rocket science The media reports on the latest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs can seem like a foreign language, from black holes, to dark matter and exoplanets to leap seconds. Finally get to grips with these difficult concepts by reading Ben Gilliland's unique take on them. Science But Not As We Know It takes complex scientific ideas and breaks them down for the non-scientist, from explaining the size of the Universe, to how black holes work, Schroedinger's cat and the Higgs boson. Difficult ideas and theories are compared to everyday things we are familiar with - forces become armies and electrons have personalities. This book will have you saying 'I get it now!' over and over again. You no longer have to be a rocket scientist to understand rocket science.

This Is Not a Science Book

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610675147

Category:

Page: N.A

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Discover the art of science with this innovative and ingenious activity book, packed with creative projects and fun drawing challenges. This is Not a Science Book develops science knowledge by stealth, through drawing, sketching, making, and coloring. From mapping out bones in the body, building amazing spinning rotocopters, and brilliant brain puzzles, to monitoring the movements of the moon, taking a close-up look at creepy-crawlies, plus incredible optical illusions you can make yourself, the stimulating activities will get brains ticking and pens scribbling.