Rocketry Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics by Carla Mooney


Rocketry Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics by Carla Mooney

Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the earliest fire arrows in China to modern-day space shuttles, as well as the main concepts of rocketry, including how rockets are launched, move through the atmosphere, and return to earth safely. Exploring the science behind rocket flight, kids learn how the forces of thrust, gravity, lift, and drag interact to determine a rocket's path, then imagine new uses and technologies in rocketry that are being developed today and for the future. Combining hands-on activities with physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Rocketry brings fun to learning about the world of rocket science. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include building a pneumatic blast rocket and launcher, testing a rocket recovery system, and designing a rocket model of the future. Additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, and Internet resources. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.


Praise for Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics with 25 Projects Children's Literature Review 3...2...1...blast off! Get ready to learn about rockets and ballistics with hands-on experiments... this book will be essential to science teachers and children who aspire to work for NASA. Featured in Blast Off! Summer-Learning Challenge, Booklist April 1, 2015 The Science and History of rocketry are combined with hands-on experiments for a rich exploration of space propulsion. Would be rocket scientists will find a sold launching pad here. Booklist ... both the hands-on portions and the relatively extensive background information will give would-be rocketeers a strong liftoff. Vince Huegele, National Association of Rocketry Education This book covers rocket history, rocket science, and rocket fun. It's a comprehensive overview useful for young readers to get them ready to explore the universe Sampo Niskanen, developer of the OpenRocket simulation software A great introduction to rocketry for children and adults alike. The book combines hands-on experimentation, history, and the science behind rocketry in an inspiring manner. Marla Conn, educational consultant I love the link to the Space Shuttle Discovery and other primary sources. Great use of questioning to spark curiosity! Praise for Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation Winner 2013 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winner 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award Booklist Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method... an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource. Clea Koff, forensic anthropologist and author Forensics gets at the essence of crime scene investigation. A must-read for any young student interested in how science can help solve crimes. James Creecy, DNA Evidence Coordinator, Forensic Science Institute, University of Central Oklahoma Carla Mooney did her homework! I particularly enjoyed the experiments at the end of each chapter. As a forensic scientist, educator, and parent I am happy to recommend this introduction to the fascinating world of forensics.

About the Author

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Caitlin Denham is a text-image artist and 2014 BFA in Writing candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With 10 years of graphic design experience, her work is influenced by the communicative modes of visual language. Caitlin lives in Crown Point, Indiana.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 9


Carla Mooney
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Publication date

25th September 2014



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