Build your own rocket and blast off with the Smithsonian!
A 2017 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner Travel out of this world with the Smithsonian in this exciting kit! Smithsonian Build the Rocket lets curious kids discover the thrilling science of space travel by examining spacecrafts in ways they never have before. Have fun with colorful illustrations and infographics, fascinating facts about rockets, and finally building your very own 2½-foot-tall model from the ground up. Launch yourself into the world of space exploration and learn everything you need to know about these space-traveling shuttles.
32-page nonfiction book on space travel and the science of rockets
88 slotted cardstock pieces to build a three-dimensional 2 ½-foot-tall rocket
Ian Graham is a highly experienced author having written over 180 illustrated nonfiction books and contributed many articles for magazines. After completing a degree in applied physics, he earned a postgraduate diploma in journalism at City University, London. He began work as an editor before setting up a freelance business writing and editing, including editing the magazine Space Voyager. His professional interests include, among other things, spaceflight and aviation. Ian now lives in Norfolk in the UK.