Ready, Aim, Launch!
Make Your Own Small Launchers
From the Series Tabletop Wars
Make a battery of mini-launchers designed to fling small objects safely. All you need are everyday items and some adult help. Then take aim and launch! Make several and use them on your own medieval battlefield. Bite-sized facts explain how these small launchers have been used through history too!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||Makerspace, Makerspace: Science/Experiments/Activities, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Imprint||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.6|
Author: Rob Ives
Rob Ives is a former math and science teacher and now a designer and paper engineer living in Cumbria, UK. He creates science- and project-based children's books, including Paper Models that Rock! and Paper Automata. He specializes in character-based paper animations and all kinds of fun and fascinating science projects, and often visits schools to talk about design technology and demonstrate his models.
Illustrator: John Paul de Quay
John Paul de Quay has a BS in biology from the University of Sussex, UK, and a graduate certificate in animation from the University of the West of England. He lives in the UK.
“[B]ooks about warfare tend to fly off the shelf, and this series is worth a good look. . . . Perseverance is key with these high-interest crafts.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Readers interested in models, warfare, and construction will find lots to love in this volume. . . . An excellent resource that will spark the imaginations of many readers.”—Kirkus Reviews