For this month’s competition, we’d like you to build your own rocket, using materials that you can find at home.
Look for empty plastic bottles or fizzy drink cans, paper towel or toilet rolls, bottle caps, buttons, paper plates, packaging boxes, old newspapers or even an old umbrella. All of these can become useful materials when building your spacecraft. Get out-of-this-world creative! The size doesn’t matter – it could be as small as your hand or as big as your dad!
Written by astrophysics professor Dr Christoph Englert and illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole.
Hop on board the space shuttle and get ready for the ride of your life, as you explore deep space with your five fellow space cadets. This journey of discovery takes you through our local solar system and beyond, to galaxies far and wide. With every encounter, learn more about the science behind the stars, planets, meteors and comets in our sky, and the history of our universe. RRP £12.99
Shortlisted for the 2017 Blue Peter Book Awards. Its sequel, Destination: Planet Earth, was published in March, 2018. (Available online and in all good bookshops.)
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📅 Deadline: 30th September, 2018.
Please make sure to include your full name, age and address, so we know how to reach you. Have fun recycling!