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Paul Jarvis

Paul Jarvis is the author of Soda-Pop Rockets. He is a full-time engineer and a trained pyrotechnician.
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Soda-Pop Rockets
Soda-Pop Rockets (4 Formats) ›
By Paul Jarvis
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Oct 2009

Anyone can recycle a plastic bottle by tossing it into a bin, but it takes a bit of skill to propel it into a bin from 500 feet away, and this fun guide features 20 different easy-to-launch rockets that can be built from discarded plastic drink bottles. After learning how to construct and launch a basic model, readers find new ways to modify and improve their designs, including built-on fins, nosecones, and parachutes that enable a rocket to float safely back to earth. More complex designs include two-, three-, and five-bottle rockets, gliding rockets, long-tail rockets, cluster rockets, whistling rockets, ring-finned rockets, and a jumbo version made from a five-gallon water-cooler tank. Clear, step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations accompany each project, along with photographs of the author firing his creations into the sky.