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Cosmic science : over 40 gravity-defying, earth-orbiting, space-cruising activities for kids

Author: Jim Wiese
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides instructions for activities exploring gravity, moon craters, the planets of our solar system, and other aspects of outer space.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Wiese
ISBN: 0471158526 9780471158523 9780613246958 0613246950
OCLC Number: 35364648
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: How to use this book --
Being a good scientist --
Increasing your understanding --
Using this book to do a science fair project --
Before you go: Understanding our solar system --
Project 1: Mirror, mirror --
Project 2: Man in the Moon --
Project 3: Sun power --
Project 4: Bode's law --
Project 5: Toilet paper planets --
Project 6: Circling the sun --
Blast off!: Rocketing our of Earth's gravity --
Project 1: Pull of the Earth --
Project 2: All fall down --
Project 3: Don't miss! --
Project 4: Penny pile --
Project 5: Rocket launcher --
Project 6: Straw rocket --
Project 7: Chemical launcher --
Project 8: Reentry --
Up there!: Orbiting Earth --
Project 1: Free fall --
Project 2: Jumping coins --
Project 3: Spinning in orbit --
Project 4: Stable spinning --
Project 5: Flying straight --
Project 6: Plants in orbit --
"Look, Ma, I''m floating": Living and working space --
Project 1: Big g's, little g's --
Project 2: Water workout --
Project 3:Robot arm --
Project 4: Upside down --
Project 5: Eating in space --
Project 6: Inner confusion --
Project 7: Growing tall --
Project 8: Bad bones --
Places we've gone: Walking on the moon --
Project 1: Craters --
Project 2: Lunar walker --
Project 3: How high? --
Project 4: Lost on the Moon --
Places we'd like to go: Probing the planets --
Project 1: Gravity boost --
Project 2: Getting to Mars --
Project 3: Arriving on time --
Project 4: Postcards from another planet --
Even farther: Seeing the stars and more --
Project 1: Cold comet --
Project 2: Star pictures --
Project 3: True North --
Project 4: Marshmallow constellation --
Project 5: Wobble star --
Project 6: Turning red --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Jim Wiese.
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From rocketing out of Earth's gravity and orbiting our planet to probing other planets and walking on the Moon, this title presents more than 40 easy, safe - and fun - activities showing how rockets  Read more...

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