Fun Experiments with Forces and Motion
Hovercrafts, Rockets, and More
From the Series Amazing Science Experiments
Make a rocket from a plastic bottle, a hovercraft from a balloon, and a drag racer from cardboard! These amazing science projects use readily available items and have simple step-by-step instructions. Discover the science behind each experiment. They’re quick to make and fun to show your friends and family. They bounce, they fly, they push, they whirl—they’re forces and motion!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Active Nonfiction, Makerspace, Makerspace: Science/Experiments/Activities, STEM, STEM: Physical Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Imprint||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
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: Eva Sassin
Eva Sassin is a freelance illustrator born and bred in the buzzing city of London. She has always loved illustrating, whether it be scary, fun monsters or cute, sparkly fairies. She is constantly drawing and carries a sketchbook everywhere . . . she has even drawn on the back of receipts if she's forgotten it! Eva loves combining her characters with unusual textures to give them more depth and keep them interesting. In her free time, she travels around London to visit exhibitions and small cafes where she enjoys sketching up new ideas and characters. She is also a massive film buff!
“Clear diagrams guide readers through the nine to 12 projects found in each of these books. A good mix of old favorites (cornstarch slime and a homopolar motor) are featured along with some neat new tricks (a lens made of ice and coffee filter chromatography).”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple