The Motorboat Book: Build & Launch 20 Jet Boats, Paddle-Wheelers, Electric Submarines & More (Science in Motion) (Paperback)

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Description


Using everything from electric motors, balloons, and gears to water jets, steam, chemical reactions, and even gravity, this clever handbook offers a variety of choices for propelling homemade vessels across a pool. Through step-by-step instructions with clear photos, kids will learn how to build more than 20 different model boats for traveling above water and several different submarine projects for traveling below the surface. In addition to the boatbuilding activities included within, young naval architects will find instructions for building an “ocean” to test the boats and a variety of accessories, including four different water pumps, a waterproof battery and motor case, and a working foghorn. Most of the watercrafts are built from recycled and easy-to-find materials, but an appendix also lists local and online sources for wire, plastic propellers, small motors, and more. Do-it-yourselfers and kids with an interest in how things work will find hours of educational entertainment in the projects offered within.

About the Author


Ed Sobey is the author of numerous books, including Unscrewed, The Way Kitchens Work, and The Way Toys Work. He lives in Redmond, Washington.

Praise For…


"What better way to learn about the physical properties of water and other materials than making boats?" —Practical Homeschooling


Product Details
ISBN: 9781613744475
ISBN-10: 1613744471
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Science in Motion
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