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Curt Gabrielson

Curt Gabrielson is the director of the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop and author of Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes.
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Kinetic Contraptions
Kinetic Contraptions (4 Formats) ›
By Curt Gabrielson
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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Published Jan 2010

The two dozen contraptions found in this handy resource can move across the land, over the sea, and through the air and can be assembled primarily from low-cost or free recycled materials, batteries, and a single motor. Some of the projects include constructing a hovercraft out of a Styrofoam plate, two corks, and binder clips; building a double-paddlewheeler out of paint stirrers, plastic bottles, and a pair of disposable knives; and turning bamboo skewers, checkers, and a drinking straw into a three-wheeled motorcycle. Each project is clearly explained through materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, and scientific background on the concepts being explored. Budding engineers will get experience working with tools, testing simple circuits, modifying and improving their designs, and building unique contraptions of their own.
Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes
Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes (4 Formats) ›
By Curt Gabrielson
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Feb 2008

Kids will learn how things they encounter every day operate by building their own models with this hands-on activity book. Projects include building a working model of the human hand’s muscles, bones, and tendons using drinking straws, tape, and string; using a pair of two-liter bottles and a length of rubber tubing to learn how a toilet flushes; and discovering how musical instruments make sounds by fashioning a harmonica, saxophone, drum, flute, or oboe. All devices are designed to use recycled or nearly free materials and common tools. Kids are encouraged to modify and improve the designs, or create an entirely new device using the concepts explored. Each project includes materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, a summary of the science concept demonstrated, and follow-up questions to gauge student understanding for use in the classroom.