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Ages 9+
Ages 9+

Glowing Pendulum and Flying Disc Machine Book Set

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Explore chaotic motion and aerodynamics with our projects and curated books. This Deluxe Two-Pack is perfect for weekend activities! Qualifies for free standard shipping! Save when purchased as a pack.
Projects and books will be delivered together.

1. Glowing Pendulum
Build out this pendulum kit to explore chaotic motion. Watch patterns emerge on your glow board with the UV light.
2. Flying Disc Machine
Build a flying disc machine that launches discs up and away!
3. The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math: 24 Death-Defying Challenges for Young Mathematicians (Irresponsible Science)
Math rocks! At least it does in the gifted hands of Sean Connolly, who blends middle school math with fantasy to create an exciting adventure in problem-solving.

These word problems are perilous, do-or-die scenarios of blood-sucking vampires (How many months would it take a single vampire to completely take over a town of 500,000 people?) or a rowboat of 5 shipwrecked sailors with a single barrel of freshwater (How much can they drink, and for how long, before they go mad from thirst???). Each problem requires readers to dig deep into the tools they’re learning in school to figure out how to survive.

Kids will love solving these problems. They're as fun to read as they are challenging to solve. Tests for readers include fractions, algebra, geometry, probability, expressions and equations, and more.

Author: Sean Connolly, Allan Sanders
ISBN: 978-0-76116-374-9
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Number of Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover Book
4. The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science: 54 All-Star Experiments (Irresponsible Science)
Why does a knuckleball flutter? Why do belly flops hurt so much? Why would a quarterback prefer a deflated football?

Here are 54 all-star experiments that demonstrate the scientific principles powering a wide variety of sports and activities—and offer insights that can help you improve your own athletic skills. How does a black belt karate chop her way through a stack of bricks? Use Popsicle sticks to understand why it’s possible and learn the role played by Newton’s second law of motion. Does LeBron James really float through the air on the way to a dunk? Use a tennis ball, a paperback book, and the help of a friend to understand the science of momentum and the real meaning of hang time. Using common household objects, each project includes step-by-step instructions, tips, and a detailed explanation of how and why the experiment worked. It’s a win-win.

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat—it’s all in the science.

Author: Sean Connolly
ISBN: 978-076118-928-2
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Number of Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover Book

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