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Exploring the universe and its physical principles with these 40 down-to-earth activities will be a blast for junior space cadets! Using toothpicks, rubber bands, drinking straws and other household items, kids learn how rockets work, how zero-g affects astronauts, what inertia is, and more. From creating constellations to club-soda comets, each project includes a materials list and instructions. Ages 9 to 12. 128 pages, softcover from Jossey-Bass.
Experience the force of liftoff
* Create your own constellations
* Write a postcard from another planet
* Make a club-soda comet, and more!
From rocketing out of Earth's gravity and orbiting our planet to probing other planets and walking on the Moon, Cosmic Science makes exploring space a blast! More than 40 easy, safe--and fun--activities show how rockets work, why the shape of the Moon seems to change, just how much power the Sun has, what it's like to live and work in space, and much more!
JIM WIESE (British Columbia, Canada) is a science teacher and an educational adviser who has won Teacher of the Year awards in both the United States and Canada. He is the author of the popular kids' science-activity books Roller Coaster Science, Rocket Science, Detective Science, and Spy Science, all published by Wiley.