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Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes: 30+ Amazing Science Projects You Can Build for Less Than $1 [Paperback]

Curt Gabrielson

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1 Feb 2008
Kids will learn how things they encounter every day operate by building their own models with this hands-on activity book. Projects include building a working model of the human hand's muscles, bones, and tendons using drinking straws, tape, and string; using a pair of two-liter bottles and a length of rubber tubing to learn how a toilet flushes; and discovering how musical instruments make sounds by fashioning a harmonica, saxophone, drum, flute, or oboe. All devices are designed to use recycled or nearly free materials and common tools. Kids are encouraged to modify and improve the designs, or create an entirely new device using the concepts explored. Each project includes materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, a summary of the science concept demonstrated, and follow-up questions to gauge student understanding for use in the classroom.

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"Terrific ... all around fun. A great book." -- The Daily Journal "I really enjoyed this ... a long-needed book that kids will love ... great." -- Science Books & Films "The projects are fairly easy and do get you thinking about how things work." "The best way to learn." --Missoulian Sunday "Filled with cool projects for winter days." -- Treasure Valley Family Magazine

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorites 9 Sep 2009
By B. Russell - Published on
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I am a bibliophile and own way to many books. I purchase books that have great titles, but then fail to impress me. This book is one of my favorites. I teach gifted and talented students and will be incorporating many of the projects into my curriculum including a hydraulic butterfly, a toilet model, a crane, and an electric car. Each activity has science questions and a very thorough explanation of how and why it works. I've learned a little myself. Most of the projects cannot be made for a dollar or less. The author likes to use recycled materials and many projects call for film canisters. Who uses those anymore? Be prepared to make some substitutions. Definitely worth the money though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stomp Rockets Rocks! 23 Feb 2009
By Sheila Smith - Published on
This book is great for science projects but also wonderful for those of us who are older and do not remember basic priciples of science. The instructions are very easy and cost of the project is minimal if you already have the items that the author lists in the front of the book. The author also provides great questions to ask after completion of the project for further learning. This is the perfect book to do projects with your children at home as well!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stomp Rockets, Catapults and Kaleidoscopes 16 Nov 2008
By Charler Barker - Published on
I have made two of the projects in this book with great results. I love the projects. You do need to read the directions completely because the supply list is not always accurate. I'm not sure everything can be made for less than a dollar unless you have an extensive collection of recycleable materials. Many projects need tools so adult supervision is required for young children. But worth it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have bought a dozen for friends 7 Aug 2009
By Italophilia - Published on
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Everyday household products turned into science experiments. My kids love this book; so does my husband. We've given so many as gifts and everyone loves them.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book and a lot of fun 18 Nov 2013
By Ron - Published on
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This is another book that I have not read all the way through, but what I have read and built is very good, ok basic but the Grandkids love them and have given some to their friends. 5 STARS
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