The Science of Defying Gravity
Keyes Canyon Press
August 11, 2020
THE SCIENCE OF DEFYING GRAVITY is a middle-grade STEM-based novel. 11-year-old Cassie films her life. She loves movies and dreams of becoming a movie director in space. When her plans to go to Space Camp are derailed by the closing of the plant her dad works for, she must win a science fair to earn a scholarship to attend. Spunk, a caring teacher, an engineering mentor and her friends keep her dream on track.
Contained within THE SCIENCE OF DEFYING GRAVITY is an actual science fair project, including tables and charts for kids to see. The project covers the four forces of flight---lift, thrust, gravity and drag---which are embedded in the fictional story but are factually accurate and have been verified by working engineers and engineering students.
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