Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Maker Lab: Outdoors: 25 Super Cool Projects Hardcover – March 6, 2018
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of 2018 So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year so far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From the Publisher
To make your rocket work, you have to pump air into the bottle with a bicycle pump. As you pump, the air pressure builds, until eventually the cork blasts out of the bottle's opening and the water is forced out. As the water rushes out, the bottle rises up at high speed.
A real space rocket works in the same way as your water rocket—but it's not a bicycle pump that increases the pressure inside the rocket. Instead, rocket fuel burns very quickly, producing huge amounts of exhaust gas. As new gas is produced, it pushes down on the gas already there, and that pushes the rocket upward.
“Whether intended for backyards, parks, school courtyards, or outdoor STEM camps, this should be a hit.” —Booklist
About the Author
Jack Challoner has written more than 30 books on science and technology, and also acts as a science consultant
on books, magazines, and television programs. His most recent book for DK was the award-winning Maker Lab (2016).
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
World of Weather:
Earth and Sky:
The book also includes templates, a glossary and an index. The book is really well designed. Each project has more than just steps on how to do it. It has some background information, full color pictures, step-by-step directions with pictures, an explanation of how it works and more! You will definitely know if your project is looking and performing the way that it should. This book makes these projects super easy to replicate and be done in a fun, but educational manner. I really like this book and I highly recommend it.
We love DK books in our household and own a variety of titles including, The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos &Dinosaur! (Knowledge Encyclopedias). DK books offer extremely approachable reading that's kid-friendly and of course huge colorful pages full of pictures, diagrams, and sketches. The Maker Lab Outdoors book is another excellent entry by the publisher and offers more of the same style making each project both easy to understand and fun!
I've started working on a few projects with my 5-year-old and we've completed both a rain gauge and periscope. Most of the projects in this book use ordinary household items. Some projects do require uncommon items (e.g. modeling clay) which are easy enough to find at places like hobby stores. We also love that each project features both a difficulty rating and an estimate on how long it should take to complete.
In closing, if you're looking for something to break up your summer and add a bit of education fun this book is ideal! Recommended!
The book includes instructions for four types of projects: Nature, Weather, Water, and Sky. Each category has full-color instructions with both written words and pictures (so that visual and kinesthetic learners can get the information they need in the way that they need it).
As a parent, I especially liked that you didn't need a whole lot of crazy shopping in order to make these things. The periscope project only needed cardboard, mirrors, scissors, tape, and then art supplies to make it pretty.
Projects include: periscope, whirlpool, hummingbird feeder, shaken ice cream, kites, helicopter straws, making your own compass, and even how to locate your own latitude!
This book is a great way to fill vacation days, teacher in-service days, or summer at home. If you're a teacher, this book is terrific for indoor recess fun.
I viewed a copy from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.