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The Apollo missions for kids : the people and engineering behind the race to the moon with 21 activities / Jerome Pohlen.

Pohlen, Jerome, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J 629.454 POH (Text) 33500013059969 New Available -
Fertile Public Library J 629.454 POH (Text) 33500013059977 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780912777177
  • ISBN: 0912777176
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The challenge -- It is rocket science -- Moongazing -- Project Gemini -- The face of the moon -- How big was the Saturn V? -- Orbital mechanics made easy -- Tragedy and triumph -- Frozen rocket -- How big was the command module? -- Eat like an astronaut -- To the moon and back -- Design a mission patch -- How far away is the moon? -- Forearm at 7 Gs -- Thin skin -- The eagle has landed -- Google the moon -- Casting shadows -- Assemble a personal preference kit -- Space art -- "Houston, we've had a problem" -- 3-D rocks -- Moon trees -- What would you weigh? -- The science missions -- Feather drop -- Making craters -- Epilogue : The end of Apollo -- Glossary of acronyms -- Learn more about apollo.
Summary, etc.:
"The story behind the historic race to the moon, from the perspective of the Americans who lived it--the astronauts and their families, the controllers and engineers, the technicians and politicians who made the impossible possible"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    Just in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo program, the space flights that put Americans on the moon, comes this detailed and generously illustrated overview. The chapters flow in chronological order, covering the history of space exploration, the evolving technology of space flight, and mission summaries. Blended in are plenty of anecdotes, brief biographies, and sidebars, while 21 activities are mixed throughout the chapters. Many are simple experiments that could be performed at home or in a classroom, with minimal adult supervision (using a scale to compare weight on earth versus the moon; swirling marbles around a bowl to simulate orbits). Others involve art (design a mission patch; assemble a minuscule museum to send into space) or making satisfying messes (drop marbles into a flat pan filled with flour and powered cocoa to create a cratered moonscape). All of this information is backed up by a bibliography and extensive chapter notes. An ideal candidate for STEM collections, this will appeal to researchers, investigators, and aspiring astronauts alike. Grades 4-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jerome Pohlen is a former elementary school science teacher, an engineer, an editor, and the author of Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids as well as a dozen award-winning science kits, including Famous Experiments, Microscopic World, and Wild Weather.

Subject: Project Apollo (U.S.) > Juvenile literature.
Space flight to the moon > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics > Experiments > Juvenile literature.

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