Planes, Gliders and Paper Rockets: Simple Flying Things Anyone Can Make--Kites and Copters, Too!

Maker Media, Inc.
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Do helicopters need more or less energy to stay in the sky than an airplane? What pushes a rocket to leave the atmosphere? Why can airplanes have smaller motors than helicopters?

Help your students learn the answers to these and other questions!

Written for educators, homeschoolers, parents--and kids!--this fully illustrated book provides a fun mix of projects, discussion materials, instructions, and subjects for deeper investigation around the basics of homemade flying objects. With the projects in this book, you can spend more time learning and experimenting, and less time planning and preparing.

Complete with download links to PDF templates that expand your teaching, this is your one-stop manual for learning about, interacting with, and being curious about airflow, gravity, torque, power, ballistics, pressure, and force.

In Make: Planes, Gliders, and Paper Rockets, you'll make and experiment with:

  • Paper catapult helicopter--add an LED light for night launches!
  • Pull-string stick helicopter
  • Rubber band airplane
  • Simple sled kite
  • 25-cent quick-build kite
  • Air rockets with a parachute or a glider
  • Foam air rocket
  • Rocket stands
  • Bounce rocket
  • Low- and high-pressure rocket launchers
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About the author

Rick Schertle is a master at the craft of teaching middle school in San Jose and a novice maker at home. His diverse interests include backyard chickens, adventure travel, veggie oil-fueled cars and geocaching - all made more fun with the enthusiastic support of his wife and the crazy antics of his young son and daughter.

James is a writer who lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two young sons. He has degrees in Industrial Engineering and English and enjoys making things, writing about those things, and training young makers. He has written over 25 books on a variety of subjects from LEGO robotics to Open Source software to building your own CNC machine and 3D printer.

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Publisher
Maker Media, Inc.
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Published on
Oct 22, 2015
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Pages
98
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ISBN
9781457187650
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Home Schooling
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
Juvenile Nonfiction / Crafts & Hobbies
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects
Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Technology & Engineering / Aeronautics & Astronautics
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· Explore and fix the broken gateway

· Survive meltdown at Sector 7-G, and beat the Joker-Bot

· Team up Wyldstyle, Batman, and Gandalf to defeat Master Chen

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· Liberate Minas Tirith from The Riddler and his army of orcs

· Master the tricky new puzzles in LEGO Movie Story Mode

· Transform yourself to escape the citadel and defeat Lord Vortech

· Enter DC World with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Joker, or Bane

· Save Bricksburg! Restore the Saloon, Billboards, Rainbow, and Octan Tower

· Master six bonus levels: Back to the Future™, The Simpsons™, Portal™ 2, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters™, and Mystery World


Bonus: Available online only are two appendixes: “Character Abilities” and “Vehicles and Upgrades.” See the table of contents for more information.

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ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

Learn LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 from the ground up, hands-on, in full color!


Ever wanted to build a robot? Now’s the time, LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 is the technology, and this is the book. You can do this, even if you’ve never built or programmed anything!

Don’t worry about where to begin: start right here. John Baichtal explains everything you need to know, one ridiculously simple step at a time… and shows you every key step with stunningly clear full-color photos! You won’t just learn concepts–you’ll put them to work in three start-to-finish projects, including three remarkable bots you can build right this minute, with zero knowledge of programming or robotics. It’s going to be simple–and it’s going to be fun. All you need is in the
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Unbox your LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 set, and discover exactly what you’ve got Build a Backscratching Bot immediately Connect the NXT Intelligent Brick to your computer (Windows or Mac) Navigate the Brick’s menus and upload programs Start writing simple new programs–painlessly Build the Clothesline Cruiser, a robot that travels via rope Program your robot’s movements Learn to create stronger, tougher models Help your robot sense everything from distance and movement to sound and color Build a miniature tank-treaded robot that knows how to rebound Write smarter programs by creating your own programming blocks Discover what to learn next, and which additional parts you might want to buy

 

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Your Adventure Begins!


In LEGO® Dimensions™, you can bring together all your favorite heroes, from Batman™ to Scooby-Doo™, or The LEGO® Movie to The Lord of the Rings™. To master this great game, you need a great guide. Here it is!


You’ll love this full-color book no matter how old you are–whether you’re a player or a parent who wants to help your kids succeed. It will help you discover Dimensions’ most powerful secrets–and it’s so easy!


James Floyd Kelly guides you through everything: setup, rules, characters, vehicles, puzzles, game play, strategies, and more. You’ll get started quickly, explore the entire Starter Pack, master all the adventure worlds…even the Bonus Levels!


You won’t just read: This is your complete traveler’s notebook, packed with space for planning your travels, sharing your discoveries, and even displaying your own game pictures!

· Set up the game and start your adventure

· Explore and fix the broken gateway

· Survive meltdown at Sector 7-G, and beat the Joker-Bot

· Team up Wyldstyle, Batman, and Gandalf to defeat Master Chen

· Overcome Cybermen and Daleks in your Doctor Who™ adventure

· Defeat Sauron and Two-Face in the streets of Metropolis

· Liberate Minas Tirith from The Riddler and his army of orcs

· Master the tricky new puzzles in LEGO Movie Story Mode

· Transform yourself to escape the citadel and defeat Lord Vortech

· Enter DC World with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Joker, or Bane

· Save Bricksburg! Restore the Saloon, Billboards, Rainbow, and Octan Tower

· Master six bonus levels: Back to the Future™, The Simpsons™, Portal™ 2, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters™, and Mystery World


Bonus: Available online only are two appendixes: “Character Abilities” and “Vehicles and Upgrades.” See the table of contents for more information.

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