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    Learn all about physics with hands-on experiments and do-it-yourself projects Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, a leading brand in the specialty toy and game market, Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists lets you experience the thrill of scientific discovery.
    Each project is described, step by step, and illustrated with clear, easy-to-follow photographs. Explanations of the science behind the projects include historical profiles of the discoverers. Build devices with your own hands and use software to measure and quantify your findings. Suitable for classroom use, home study, science fairs, Scouting projects, or just having fun, the book features a variety of simple physics projects covering speed, weight, motion, projectiles, kinetic energy, collisions, liquids, heat, sound, refraction, electricity, and much more.
    All projects can all be built with easy-to-find materials. You'll get tips for setting up your own home workbench, safely handling materials, operating your finished devices, and using the skills you acquire from the book's projects for further experimentation and exploration. A fun and engaging introduction to physics The projects and activities in the book cover a wide range of physics topics Reader-friendly-ideal for younger hobbyists or anyone looking for an introduction to physics A great self-teaching guide that's also an excellent supplement for home schooling or tutoring-no previous knowledge of physics required

    We have 5 of the books and the awesome Physics Starter Kit set to give away. Just answer the simple question below by Thursday 20 June and be one of the lucky five winners!

    Update -- winners: Amanda Ray, Kishore Shrimanker, Sharon roberts, Paul Rushworth, Nicky Bliss

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: prize, competition, physics starter kit

    Physics prize

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all excluding residents of Italy. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

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      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

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    1. Betsy Pauzauskie's avatar Betsy Pauzauskie

      My Grandson, age 11, would thrive with this! Thanks for your generosity!

      Posted Thu, 20 Jun 2013 02:49
    2. Tania Vallorani's avatar Tania Vallorani

      I'm Italian I knew the answer by heart

      Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:28
    3. Jessie McDonald's avatar Jessie McDonald

      This would be a great gift for my two new step children.

      Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:23
    4. Christyn King's avatar Christyn King

      THis would be so cool in my classroom.

      Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:10
    5. Linda McGarrigle's avatar Linda McGarrigle

      My son would love this as he's just started to study Physics at school xoxox entered and fingers crossed xoxox

      Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:47
    6. Nivantha Wijithasiri's avatar Nivantha Wijithasiri

      I think this will be a great gift for me. i really want to win this.

      Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:17
    7. Claire Mauer's avatar Claire Mauer

      This would be a great gift for my son

      Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:56
    8. ledina's avatar ledina

      I hope I'll win.

      Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:55
    9. Gene Oborny's avatar Gene Oborny

      CedarWood Christian Academy offers hope to students in an area where education is essential to escaping some socio-economic challenges and this package would be a boost to our science and physics program. We thank you, Gene O

      Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:35
    10. Gene Oborny's avatar Gene Oborny

      CedarWood offers hope to students in the depressed or "low rent" district of Aurora. The physics package would be a boost to our science program. So thank you. Gene o

      Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:31
    11. Jayne Marti's avatar Jayne Marti

      This would be great for our homeschool!

      Posted Sun, 16 Jun 2013 04:17
    12. SHARON's avatar SHARON

      This would be really cool and fun.

      Posted Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:28
    13. Tatijana's avatar Tatijana

      Three of my sons will be delighted with such a great gift!

      Posted Fri, 14 Jun 2013 07:24
    14. Elizabeth Vlug's avatar Elizabeth Vlug

      My daughter is a physics teacher and would love this for her classroom. Thanks for the contest

      Posted Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:02
    15. Danielle Payet's avatar Danielle Payet

      I absolutely love science, but physics is one that I've never really looked into before. This would be a great start for me!

      Posted Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:20
    16. PAUL WILSON's avatar PAUL WILSON


      Posted Mon, 10 Jun 2013 04:10
    17. Jacqui Homewood's avatar Jacqui Homewood

      I would love to win this prize for my Grandson, who is very interested in Physics.

      Posted Sun, 09 Jun 2013 09:19
    18. Gary Green's avatar Gary Green

      I would love to win this prize.

      Posted Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:48
    19. glen's avatar glen

      One of the unforgotten hero of science, a great gift for my son who likes anything to do with science.

      Posted Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:28

      Sounds great fun for the summer holiday!

      Posted Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:29
    21. Christina Pritchard's avatar Christina Pritchard

      A lovely present for the young scientist in your life.

      Posted Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:05
    22. Jean Devitt's avatar Jean Devitt

      Great way to get Primary School kids interested in physiscs.

      Posted Fri, 07 Jun 2013 03:12
    23. William Thorne's avatar William Thorne

      My grandson, all of 4 years and 9 months would love such a gift for his birthday. He has already built and flown his first rocket and has a progessional astronomical telescope !

      Posted Fri, 07 Jun 2013 03:01
    24. Jeffrey Bond's avatar Jeffrey Bond

      I am kinematically inclined to get my body/mind to the library and study up on this subject so I can A-MAZE my friends!

      Posted Fri, 07 Jun 2013 02:32
    25. Lisa Blackwell's avatar Lisa Blackwell

      I have a young friend who is unable to go to school due to ill health and I would love him to have this book to keep him company. He is very smart...a perfect gift.

      Posted Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:19

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