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

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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58 Comments

  1. Margaret GALLAGHER
    October 16, 2018 / 11:52 am

    Anything that explodes or make a noise

  2. Becky Yeomans
    October 16, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Rocket Ships!! 🙂

  3. iain maciver
    October 16, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    rocket ships would be a good start

  4. Tracy Nixon
    October 16, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Rocket ships and mobile rocket launch pads!

  5. Jean Cassell
    October 16, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Launching rockets would be great fun

  6. EMMA WALTERS
    October 16, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    mobile rocket launch pads

  7. Annabel Greaves
    October 16, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Launching rockets looks like fun

  8. kelly wheelhouse
    October 16, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    making rocket ships

  9. Leanne Hansell
    October 16, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    Rocket Ships

  10. Amy Bondoc
    October 16, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    making rocket ships, very cool

  11. Emily Hallett
    October 16, 2018 / 4:01 pm

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

  12. andrea tinkler
    October 16, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Making rodket ships looks so much fun

  13. Margaret Clarkson
    October 16, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Rocket ships

  14. Rich Tyler
    October 16, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Rocket Ships so cool

  15. Chris Andrews
    October 16, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    rocket ships for my grandsons

  16. Jamie Piper
    October 16, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    making rocket ships

  17. Sean eccles
    October 16, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Launching rockets for sure

  18. Solange
    October 16, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Launching rockets looks like fun.

  19. Chui
    October 16, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Nice fun rocket

  20. Susie Wilkinson
    October 16, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    The mobile launch pad sounds exciting!

  21. Jo m welsh
    October 17, 2018 / 6:41 am

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

  22. Sally Collingwood
    October 17, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Making a rocket would be great fun!

  23. Ursula Hunt
    October 17, 2018 / 11:02 am

    Making a rocket would really appeal to them

  24. Sandra Fortune
    October 17, 2018 / 11:54 am

    Making a rocket and a spacesuit would appeal to my grandson

  25. Vikki Sanderson
    October 17, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Making a paper spinner

  26. Andrea Upton
    October 17, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Rocket Ship

  27. leanne weir
    October 17, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    making rocket ships

  28. Ruth Harwood
    October 18, 2018 / 10:05 am

    definitely launching rockets!!

  29. Samantha O'D
    October 18, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    The rocket launcher sounds great

  30. Angie Mcdonald
    October 18, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    I’d love to do the Build A Rocket Ship

  31. October 19, 2018 / 6:35 am

    Making rocket ships for starters!

  32. October 21, 2018 / 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!

  33. Rachel Butterworth
    October 26, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    The rocket Ship looks cool.

  34. Geri Gregg
    October 27, 2018 / 6:38 pm

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

  35. Rachael Sexey
    October 28, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Launching rockets looks so much fun

  36. Kim Neville
    October 28, 2018 / 10:29 am

    My kids would enjoy launching rockets

  37. Katie b
    October 30, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    Launching rockets and the paper spinner!

  38. Karen Barrett
    October 31, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    Build the rocket ships

  39. sandy
    November 2, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Paper spinners

  40. A.E. ADKINS
    November 4, 2018 / 2:21 am

    The boys would love launching rockets in the garden

  41. Susan Willshee
    November 8, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    we would love to build a rocket ship

  42. Sarah Parker
    November 9, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    rocket ships 🙂

  43. Sheri Darby
    November 9, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Building a Rocket Ship

  44. Hazel Rush
    November 9, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    My nephew would lie building a rocket!!

  45. ellie spider
    November 10, 2018 / 1:17 am

    building a rocket ship

  46. Rebecca Whatmore
    November 10, 2018 / 5:49 am

    Using items to build rocket ships sounds like fun!

  47. Laura Pritchard
    November 10, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Building a mobile rocket launch pad sounds fun!

  48. Annette Oliver
    November 10, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    Building a rocket

  49. Jenny Rogers
    November 10, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Would love to make a mobile rocket launch pad.

  50. November 10, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Building rocket ships would be the first.

  51. MANDY DOHERTY
    November 10, 2018 / 7:15 pm

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

  52. Adrian Bold
    November 10, 2018 / 11:54 pm

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

  53. astrid c
    November 11, 2018 / 5:16 am

    making the rocket ships looks super fun

  54. Allan Fullarton
    November 11, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Mobile rocket launch pads

  55. Catherine Gregory
    November 11, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    The paper spinner looks fun

  56. lorraine kirk
    November 11, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Definitely the rocket ship!

  57. Natalie Crossan
    November 11, 2018 / 8:15 pm

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

  58. Diana
    November 11, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Launching rockets! That would be fun 🙂

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