This collection will be used primarily by the Academy of Science Learning Center, with an emphasis on astronomy and physics classes, and our Air Force Junior ROTC program, but is available to all students who love science.
Learn about new discoveries, technological achievements, and scientific breakthroughs in the exploration of deep space. Engaging photos and up-to-date information help you take a closer look at black holes, exoplanets, and deep-space navigation.
..three, two, one... we have liftoff! From the award-winning author of Are We Alone? comes a title to propel young imaginations far into space. This Is Rocket Science explores the past, present, and future of space travel.
Mars has been a source of fascination since H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds, a sci-fi fantasy of green-eyed Martians invading and overpowering Earth. In 1971, engineers succeeded in placing a spacecraft into Mars's orbit with the idea of finding out what was on Mars: Intelligent life? Water? A place people on Earth could move if need be? Since then, a number of missions to Mars have been launched. Now is your chance to help launch the Mars Exploration Rover. Do you have what it takes to succeed?
Have you ever wondered how the moon was formed or why it changes shape in the sky? The moon's story began 4.5 billion years ago, but it continues to affect everything we do today, from weather to timekeeping. Award-winning science author Robert E. Wells explains how and why the moon matters in our lives—and for the future of space exploration.
Welcome to the lab of Professor X. Ploder as his assistant on a top secret assignment to design and test a spy's rocket. Discover all about the science of rockets through practical experiments that you can try at home.
In every age, science and technology have advanced human civilization. From architecture to engineering, medicine to transportation, humans have invented extraordinary wonders. Explorers long ago and today have used technology to navigate, travel farther, and understand more about the world around them.
Make a rocket from a plastic bottle, a hovercraft from a balloon, and a drag racer from cardboard! These amazing science projects use readily available items and have simple step-by-step instructions. Discover the science behind each experiment. They're quick to make and fun to show your friends and family. They bounce, they fly, they push, they whirl—they're forces and motion!