From The Bookshelf // This is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide

October 15, 2018

I’ve never been one of those Tuff Spot mums, a mum who sits and thinks about what crafts activity to create with her children next. There are two main reasons for this… Firstly, the imagination to think up these activities. Yes, there is Pinterest for inspiration – but seriously, who’s creations ever turn out remotely like it is showcased on Pinterest? Secondly, the skill level – I’m not exactly known for being creative so I get put off before I’ve even started.

Emma Vanstone from Science Sparks fully understands where I’m coming from and has produced This is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide. Based on space, rockets and the night sky it is filled with activities that children (and their parents) can get involved in – all whilst learning a little something extra about science.

This is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide

Building a rocket and learning about science has never been easier with these exciting experiments for kids and adults alike. Each project is designed to show how mechanical science and astrophysics work from the inside out, but without being overwhelming. Using everyday items like bottles, cardboard, glue and tape, you can build awesome rocket ships, launch pads and solar systems to learn more about scientific concepts like Newton’s Law of Motion, speed, gravity and air resistance.

With over 70 different activities to complete spread over 12 different subject areas. The book is aimed at making science experiments accessible and fun for all. Providing home activities that can complement your child’s school current focus or just encouraging your child’s interest in activities, experiments and science.

With the activities using household items, I don’t have to remember to purchase additional items ahead of time. Roo and Tigger at the age where the majority of the activities can be completed together and only asking for minimal assistance. Our favourite experiments are the popping planets, filter paper chromatography planets and in the shadows.

Where can I buy the This is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide?

The This is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide is available to buy from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.

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This Is Rocket Science

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58 Comments

  • Margaret GALLAGHER October 16, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Anything that explodes or make a noise

  • Becky Yeomans October 16, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Rocket Ships!! 🙂

  • iain maciver October 16, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    rocket ships would be a good start

  • Tracy Nixon October 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Rocket ships and mobile rocket launch pads!

  • Jean Cassell October 16, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Launching rockets would be great fun

  • EMMA WALTERS October 16, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    mobile rocket launch pads

  • Annabel Greaves October 16, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Launching rockets looks like fun

  • kelly wheelhouse October 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    making rocket ships

  • Leanne Hansell October 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Rocket Ships

  • Amy Bondoc October 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    making rocket ships, very cool

  • Emily Hallett October 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    My nephew would love to make a rocket ship – it would also help to tear him away from his Nintendo Switch!!

  • andrea tinkler October 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Making rodket ships looks so much fun

  • Margaret Clarkson October 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Rocket ships

  • Rich Tyler October 16, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Rocket Ships so cool

  • Chris Andrews October 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    rocket ships for my grandsons

  • Jamie Piper October 16, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    making rocket ships

  • Sean eccles October 16, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Launching rockets for sure

  • Solange October 16, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Launching rockets looks like fun.

  • Chui October 16, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Nice fun rocket

  • Susie Wilkinson October 16, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    The mobile launch pad sounds exciting!

  • Jo m welsh October 17, 2018 at 6:41 am

    The rocket ships sound fun I’m sure my kids would enjoy that.

  • Sally Collingwood October 17, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Making a rocket would be great fun!

  • Ursula Hunt October 17, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Making a rocket would really appeal to them

  • Sandra Fortune October 17, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Making a rocket and a spacesuit would appeal to my grandson

  • Vikki Sanderson October 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Making a paper spinner

  • Andrea Upton October 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Rocket Ship

  • leanne weir October 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    making rocket ships

  • Ruth Harwood October 18, 2018 at 10:05 am

    definitely launching rockets!!

  • Samantha O'D October 18, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    The rocket launcher sounds great

  • Angie Mcdonald October 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I’d love to do the Build A Rocket Ship

  • Kelly Wiffin October 19, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Making rocket ships for starters!

  • Pippa Ainsworth October 21, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I’m a Beaver Scouts Leader and they’ve asked to make rockets so I’d definitely check out the rocket launcher pages!

  • Rachel Butterworth October 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    The rocket Ship looks cool.

  • Geri Gregg October 27, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    The rocket ship one looks so much fun x (well they all do too!)

  • Rachael Sexey October 28, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Launching rockets looks so much fun

  • Kim Neville October 28, 2018 at 10:29 am

    My kids would enjoy launching rockets

  • Katie b October 30, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Launching rockets and the paper spinner!

  • Karen Barrett October 31, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Build the rocket ships

  • sandy November 2, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Paper spinners

  • A.E. ADKINS November 4, 2018 at 2:21 am

    The boys would love launching rockets in the garden

  • Susan Willshee November 8, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    we would love to build a rocket ship

  • Sarah Parker November 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    rocket ships 🙂

  • Sheri Darby November 9, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Building a Rocket Ship

  • Hazel Rush November 9, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    My nephew would lie building a rocket!!

  • ellie spider November 10, 2018 at 1:17 am

    building a rocket ship

  • Rebecca Whatmore November 10, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Using items to build rocket ships sounds like fun!

  • Laura Pritchard November 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Building a mobile rocket launch pad sounds fun!

  • Annette Oliver November 10, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Building a rocket

  • Jenny Rogers November 10, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Would love to make a mobile rocket launch pad.

  • Samantha Fernley November 10, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Building rocket ships would be the first.

  • MANDY DOHERTY November 10, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Building a Rocket Ship would be first on my grandson’s list of activities from this great book

  • Adrian Bold November 10, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    I think the Rocket Ships sound like a lot of fun.

  • astrid c November 11, 2018 at 5:16 am

    making the rocket ships looks super fun

  • Allan Fullarton November 11, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Mobile rocket launch pads

  • Catherine Gregory November 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    The paper spinner looks fun

  • lorraine kirk November 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Definitely the rocket ship!

  • Natalie Crossan November 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I would love to make a rocket ship with my daughter 🙂 xxx

  • Diana November 11, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Launching rockets! That would be fun 🙂

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