LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions. Our team of experts worked with educators and 11-year-olds to invent the machines, then wrote a book that teaches the skills (and some of the physics behind the fun) kids need to create their own amazing chain reaction machines.Our book includes 33 special LEGO elements that combine with basic bricks from your collection to make your machines go. But don’t worry that you won’t have the right bricks; we worked with the folks at LEGO to make sure you’ll need only the most common bricks, and that there are plenty of substitutes. The result is a chain reaction of fun, as one thing leads to another and another and another.Comes with: 78 page book, 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 6 feet of string, 8 paper ramps, 2 paper pop-up signs, 1 paper funnel ramp, 1 paper flag, 1 paper bucket, 1 platform
Fascinate your friends by completing an ordinary task in an extraordinary way. Learn to build 10 LEGO machines that can swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Then connect, rearrange, and experiment with the machines to create a chain reaction. With this book in hand and a handful of basic bricks from your LEGO collection, the only other thing you'll need is a little imagination.
With Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines, you’ll create thirteen zany and awesome mechanical contraptions using stuff from around the house.Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines is inspired by the amazing artwork of renowned cartoonist, engineer, and inventor Rube Goldberg, whose wacky, imagined machines accomplished tasks by taking the most complicated route possible. This book invites kids to this wonderful world of creating crazy contraptions. In this entertaining and instructive book, mechanical engineer and educator Paul Long gives step-by-step instructions for making low-tech devices using everyday objects in inspired and ingenious ways. Create machines that flip a light switch, squeeze toothpaste, dispense candy, make music, and more. Each of the thirteen projects demonstrates how to build the machine's various elements, and explains how they work together to make a mind-boggling mechanism that delivers hours of fun and fascination. Also included are interesting sidebars on the science behind each gadget, plus tips and tricks for success.Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines gives you the know-how to start your own fantastic chain reactions.
In the third book in Simone Elkeles' New York Times bestselling YA contemporary romance series, Luis Fuentes must choose--his family's past or a future with Nikki Cruz, the girl he loves.Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers' lives, but that has never stopped him from taking risks to feed his craving for adrenaline.Nikki Cruz lives by three rules--boys lie to get their way, don't trust a boy who says "I love you," and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. But when chemistry with south sider Luis becomes too hot to ignore, Nikki is tempted to break all her rules.Then a disturbing revelation about Luis's family puts him in the sights of Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood, who is determined to draw him into the gang life his brothers left behind. Will Luis's feelings for Nikki be enough to stop him from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles:The Perfect Chemistry TrilogyPerfect ChemistryRules of AttractionChain ReactionBetter Than Perfect
Three volatile issues―race, rights, and taxes―drive American politics today. They have come to intersect with an entire range of domestic issues, from welfare policy to suburban zoning practices. In an explosive chain reaction, a new conservative voting majority has replaced the once-dominant Democratic presidential coalition, and a new polarization has pitted major segments of society against one another. How did this massive power shift occur? Thomas Byrne Edsall of The Washington Post and Mary D. Edsall provide answers in this compelling analysis, cited by Newsweek as "one of the book[s] that shape[d] the debate" in the 1992 presidential campaign.
Rachel Scott and her killer Eric Harris both talked about starting a "chain reaction." Eric used violence to kill and destroy at Columbine High School. But Rachel chose another path. In a personal creed she wrote one month before her death in the Columbine tragedy, she explained her conviction that if one person goes out of his or her way to show compassion, it will start a world-changing chain reaction ofkindness.For Rachel, this was a solemn calling. And now her father, Darrell Scott, is carrying on her crusade by challenging people of all ages to commit themselves to creating a revolution of compassion that can make a real difference in our troubled world. Chain Reaction spells out this challenge in compelling detail, providing moving examples of practical compassion and giving illustrations from Rachel's life and journals.
Ron is a successful businessman, and a boat cruise in the Bahamas brings about a meeting with Jane. When they hear about a present threat to the way of life they know, Jane is able to confirm the story. Convinced that the threat is real and imminent, they make the decision to take his new sailboat on a long cruise with just the two of them, and they set out into the Pacific. They are beyond Hawaii when the explosion of the mega-volcano under Yellowstone National Park, predicted by Helen Lindstrom, shakes loose a massive rock slab on a volcano in the Islands. The gigantic tsunami that follows is only the first of a series of trials as he and Jane battle to find a fragment of civilization that will allow them to lead a normal life.This exciting companion to Extinction Event, Nicole Stuart’s bestselling novel of the end of the world as we know it, adds another stone to the foundation of the small civilization that is being constructed in Montagu, after the realization of a threat to civilization that exists and may occur tomorrow!
Regina is trying to understand this thing called love, while putting her heart in the hands of a man that doesn’t want or deserve it. Like countless others, Regina finds it almost impossible to let go. After giving so much of herself and getting nothing in return she finally gets pushed to her breaking point. Sometimes we wait too long to move on. Sometimes we wait too long to let go. Sometimes we just wait. When it comes to our heart, we should hold on to more of our chain than we let others control. Chain Reaction is a story of love, lust, confusion and betrayal. In the end, there is nothing left to do but apologize and forgive.
April, 1986. While the #4 reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station was destroying itself and the way of life for millions of people in that area, Patricia Cox, an American nurse and psychologist, was barely 60 miles away from the reactor site, in Kiev, Ukraine. Like others affected by the disaster, Patricia was told almost nothing about what had happened. None of them knew then the impact it would have. Millions of lives were changed forever. A chain reaction of mistakes at the Chernobyl Station led to a chain reaction of Love, Caring, and Compassion, and many more visits by Patricia to the affected area. Feeling a call to “Do Something,” Patricia founded the Ukrainian-American Family Network, a cross-cultural humanitarian aid project, one she still operates to this day, 25 years later. CHAIN REACTION tells the unique story of this incredible project, as well as the stories, in their own words, of the people who were evacuated from near the explosion. The lasting effect of kindness and help is powerful and can give the reader renewed hope that mankind can and does still operate from the heart.
Don’t buy this book if you are a quitter. It’s not for you. You’ll hate it, you’ll dismiss it, and you won’t see any results. If you’re a quitter get out of here. Go to the yoga section. This is a book about hard-core physical training. It’s about functional, combat strength and conditioning. It’s not about losing weight or body building. It’s about Warrior Strength. A warrior needs functional strength. A warrior needs Neanderthal strength, Cro-Magnon Strength, the strength that kept our ancestors alive when everything that existed in their world conspired to kill them, and only the strong survived. A warrior needs the strength that he can use to fight in combat, survive in combat, or save a teammate in combat. In terms of training, that’s a whole different creature than a gym membership workout, a bodybuilding workout, or even what most would consider a hard training routine. Think about it like this. What if you need to sprint a quarter-mile over uneven terrain to rescue a teammate out of a downed Helo, sling him over your back and then carry him back a quarter-mile to a safe position. If you run out of gas or God forbid quit, then your buddy dies. You never want to be that guy. If you follow the Chain Reaction Training protocol you won’t. Developed by Black Belt Hall of Famer and renowned tactical instructor Ernest Emerson, the Chain Reaction System is designed to build 100% usable, all-terrain, combat fitness and strength. Drawing on a lifetime of hands-on experience and knowledge, Emerson is interested in one thing only, optimal human performance. Just like in his combat classes, Emerson is concerned with getting students to perform at their true maximum potential, far beyond what they may think is the limit of their ultimate efforts. That is what is needed to survive, and prevail in combat. Life-and-death, hand to hand, combat consists of three fundamental components. 1. The skills 2. The mindset 3. Physical strength and conditioning All three of these have to be optimized in order to engage in combat with the confidence that you will win. And you know, confidence in combat is a huge factor. Without it you are guaranteed to lose. There’s nothing that builds self-confidence to the degree that being strong and fit does. However, few outside of the Special Operations community, Naval Special Warfare (SEALs), or Olympic athletes ever experience the extreme fitness levels that these 1%ers do. A friend once asked, “Who do you think is the toughest S.O.B. on earth?” The answer? A 135 pound Marine, just out of boot camp. He is the strongest he has ever been. He is in the best condition he’s ever been in, and he knows that in a fight, there’s no other human being on earth that will run him out of gas. That is confidence Based on a combination of functional strength, and core conditioning exercises, they are pushed to the extreme by completing a chain from start to finish without stopping. It pushes all three components of physical conditioning, the ATP system, the glycolic system, and the aerobic system to new limits. Limits beyond what you once thought you were capable of doing. Emerson explains in precise, simple, terms how the system works, why the system works, and then gives you a plan for setting up your own regimen, depending on what equipment or facilities you have available. It leaves you with no excuse for not being able to train. In fact, he provides you 25 days of Chain Reaction Routines, his own routines, which amounts to over a month’s worth of training. So if you don’t get the results promised, it will only be because of your own weak will and lack of resolve. Emerson leaves you with no excuse. It has been said that the greatest fear of growing old is that other men stop seeing you as being dangerous. The Chain Reaction Training System will keep you very dangerous.