Movin' and Shakin' Projects

Balloon Rockets, Dancing Pepper, and More

From the Series Unplug with Science Buddies ®

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Technology has improved our use of movement to do work. This includes robots, drones, and remote-control toys. But the basic principles behind movement require no batteries or cords! From making floating pepper flakes dance to building a hot‑air balloon out of a plastic bag, explore movement using household items and a little bit of science in these fun science-based activities. Step-by-step instructions and photos guide readers through each activity and Science Takeaway sidebars explain the science behind the results. All projects use common materials found around the house.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Active Nonfiction, Makerspace, Makerspace: Science/Experiments/Activities, STEM, STEM: Physical Science
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Science Buddies ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Text Type Procedural
BISACS JNF051110, JNF051140
Dewey 531/.6078
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 700
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, and Step-by-step instructions

Author: Rebecca Felix

Rebecca Felix lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she writes and edits children's books. She has written books on many topics, and learning about new things is Rebecca's favorite part of her job.