Projectile Science: 10-to 15-year-olds will learn why projectiles follow the trajectory they do and what factors influence their trajectory. Math is the language of understanding the science of ballistics.
What are the forces that support ballistics? Why do stones and rockets arch and fly through the air?
I don’t know where the game is going. Suddenly, you hear the sound of a bat and the groans of the spectators. Where does the ball fall? How far will the ball fly?
You might think that hitting a home run or making a three-pointer is luck, but there are many forces at work in deciding the winning shot or the final out. If you’ve ever kicked a ball, thrown a rock, or played Angry Birds, you’ve probably experimented with the forces behind trajectory.
About the Book
In this book, children will learn about the forces acting on bullets and how to calculate them, and make sensible predictions about where their home made rockets and other projectiles will land.25 Safe, hands-on STEAM activities using readily available materials are a great way to facilitate real-life learning about ballistics. Children can perform Galileo’s famous gravity test, build a clinometer to measure height and distance, and build a machine that can throw a curveball.
Essential questions that encourage critical thinking about science, primary sources, online videos, and science-aware engineering activities make learning about the physics of ballistics fun for readers!
Readers ages 10-15 will explore the digital and technological worlds of today and tomorrow through hands-on STEAM activities and compelling stories about how things work, who makes them work, and why in the Technology for Today set! Explore. Titles in this set include Industrial Design: Why Smart phones Aren’t Round; Big Data: Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids; Projectile Science: Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots: Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots.