Today’s Distance Learning Lesson: Projectile Science!

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What happens when you throw a ball? Shoot off a rocket? Release an arrow? Find out in this homeschool lesson for kids 9 to 12.


As the school year finishes up and kids are released from their official distance learning programs, thoughts are turning to what’s next. Lots of summer camps are canceling, so how do we keep kids engaged and out of the bored zone?

During these unprecedented times, we want to help families as much as possible as they navigate today’s learning reality. We’ll be posting fun, hands-on lessons on our What’s Trending blog every week, and we have loads of resources at our Learning Center.

Plus, you can purchase Nomad Press books directly from our website with no delay in shipping.

Today’s lesson is all about physics, using the Nomad Press book Projectile Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids. This book is best suited for kids ages 9 to 12.


First, read a sample chapter.

In the Introduction, we discuss exactly what a projectile is and look at some of the ways humans have been using different kinds of projectiles for thousands of years! You’ll find great illustrations and photographs and lots of questions to think about. Plus, an activity!

cover for Projectile Science

Then, print out the Classroom Guide.

Projectile Science Classroom Guide

You'll find lots of Essential Questions for deeper level thinking!


Remember, learning happens everywhere!

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