Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Astrotwins: Project Blastoff

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Mark and Scott Kelly get into trouble a lot.  In an effort to stop their fighting and give them something to do their grandfather encorages them to build something.  They decide on a rocket.  With the helpof a new neighbor girl and so other kids from their school and their grandfather's neighborhood they decide to built a "replica" of a rocket.  While everyone thinks it is just a model for a science fair entry they really want to launch it.  

With a lot of science and suspended belief this was a fun story that just may encourage students to get interested in physics, space exploration, or building things.  I was a little bothered by how unrealistic the actual launch was but....  the kids will probably like it.

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