Customer reviews of Backyard Ballistics by Independent Publishers GroupBackyard Ballistics has been reviewed 55 times with an average rating of 4.55My Review of Backyard BallisticsPosted by Megan NicholsRating:4 out of 5The book provides several interesting projects that did catch the interest of my 12 year old. He was able to easily read and understand the instructions.Backyard BallisticsPosted by KELLY RRating:5 out of 5Very comprehensive and so much fun! My 14 year old LOVES it!My Review of Backyard BallisticsPosted 9/11/2018 by Megan BlackRating:4 out of 5I bought this for my child who loves fire and experiments. This was the closest i could get him safely and he loves it.Great gift for 16 year old grandsonPosted 5/9/2018 by Grammy Shirley- GRANDPARENTRating:5 out of 5With four boys in the family, this has been a perfect gift. The recipient is in charge of the 'construction crew' and then all enjoy the successes and learn from the failures.
Fair warning: potato cannons are powerful and will knock a hole in siding if your aim is off target! Fun while learning is the best gift to give, and as my grandsons will attest, to receive.A rating of Backyard BallisticsPosted 2/28/2018 by Ann Biggs- GRANDPARENTRating:4 out of 5My grandson loves the idea of do-it-yourself experiments and construction. He has big plans and has built the potato launcher already. He is 11 years old, so he is learning a lot about proper materials and ratings.
Be aware that supervision is required for most items in this guide- Good for an adult and a child together.Review of Backyard BallisticsPosted 1/9/2018 by BobbiRating:5 out of 5Very interesting. My son has enjoyed reading and planning out what to do and ways to make the projects bigger and better.
Can't wait to try out plans from this book.Got my attention.Posted by Michael WilliamsRating:3 out of 5Hard to read for my 12 year old son. He wants to make the items but doesn't understand how.Information about Backyard BallisticsPosted by kathy hRating:3 out of 5I returned this item because I should have read the preview before I ordered it. Too much reading for a kid who doesn't like to read; too much adult interaction required for our circumstances.
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I did not get a receipt from UPS so I hope you get it.It's challenging to know for sure how much your child is going to like something until you're actually holding it in your hands. If anything you order turns out to be different than you'd expected, please feel free to giA rating of Backyard BallisticsPosted 11/9/2017 by Jessica ChapmanRating:5 out of 5Totally cool book!
I hate to say this book speaks to the boys but it does. I'm sure there are a few little girls who would enjoy building a potato cannon but I know for sure the two brothers browsing through this book were very excited to see all of the things they could build.Backyard Ballistics is a hit!Posted 11/8/2017 by Sarah HarperRating:5 out of 5My grandson turned 13 and he's a very intelligent young man - like all grandmas say - but he is actually two years ahead in reading. This book was a hit because it has neat things to blow up, but also the history of the ballistics as well.
The two combined offer him fun and information - which he loves. Great gift.A rating of Backyard BallisticsPosted 4/24/2017 by Chantel CRating:5 out of 5It been a battle shopping for my brother and finding something he genuinely likes. He was excited about his gifts and had his head stuck in the book.
He was eager to plan when to do the projects when normally its hard to get him excited about doing most things. It definitely caught his interest and he's enjoying his gifts. Yay!Review of Backyard BallisticsPosted 12/2/2016 by cheryl collito- GRANDPARENTRating:5 out of 5Haven't given it yet, it's a gift for ChristmasInformation about Backyard BallisticsPosted 11/2/2016 by Kristie Kirk- EDUCATORRating:5 out of 5A rating of Backyard BallisticsPosted 3/20/2016 by AnnMarie Brosseau- RELATIVERating:5 out of 5I purchased this book and had it sent to my brother and his 14 year old son. They love it!Review of Backyard BallisticsPosted by Lolly BennettRating:5 out of 5My grandson was thrilled with it he had requested it. However, I did not see him pick it up during the 3 days I was with him.Great BookPosted 4/23/2015 by Sarah BashamRating:5 out of 5I bought this as a gift for a father/son duo. They couldn't put the book down after opening it, but haven't tried it yet. I am guessing it is going to be a fun summer.GreatPosted 2/11/2015 by Naomi Nixon- RELATIVERating:5 out of 5My fourteen and twelve year old brothers were thrilled to get this book and couldn't wait to start using it.Great Gift!Posted by Lisa C.Rating:5 out of 5Purchased this for an 8 year old boy.
So does his dad and grandpa! It's a nice gift to get the generations working and playing together!awesomePosted 11/4/2014 by David RappRating:4 out of 5Backyard Ballistics is filled with fun and creative ideas. The materials are usually simple and easy to find. In Backyard Ballistics, science is involved in every project,andyou learn something new almost every time!Perfect father/son bookPosted by Denise GatesRating:5 out of 5My husband chose this for our 14-yr-old son's birthday and the two of them are having way too much fun with it.Backyard BallisticsPosted by Jacob BunnRating:4 out of 5The book has been great so far.
My son and I built and fired the potato cannon. The directions were clear and easy to follow. I anticipate spending many hours working with my son on future projects.
It is a great way to get him away from the video games.book, Backyard BallisticsPosted 9/9/2014 by david garlich- GRANDPARENTRating:5 out of 5Incorporates science and physics. Excellent brain exercises.
Also keeps 10 year old busy, so mom can take care of baby sister:-)cool bookPosted 8/14/2014 by Babe Bell-Shaw- GRANDPARENTRating:4 out of 5I bought this book for my grandsons birthday but after receiving it, I gave it to my husband instead. Backyard Ballistics has some great material, (we are building a spudgun as we speak.) But, it might get a teenage boy into trouble should he and his friends try to build rockets, catapults, spudguns, etc.
Without adult supervision. The book does advise 0ver and over again the importance of safety but I fear boys may just overlook that part.
That being said, I fully expect my husband toGreat EntertainmentPosted 1/6/2014 by Ginger BusockerRating:5 out of 5My son who does not like to read yet likes science, this has gotten him to read and make science creations.A rating of Backyard BallisticsPosted by Donald Wion- GRANDPARENTRating:4 out of 5Thought it was to much for an eleven year old. However his dad loved it.A rating of Backyard BallisticsPosted 12/3/2013 by SheilaRating:5 out of 5Bought as a gift for my nephew and we built one of the things the first day and it was awesome! He spent the entire weekend reading it.Great bookPosted 12/1/2013 by WESRating:4 out of 5Got this for my younger brother and he is really excited about it. We love to tinker with things and create little projects. We are in the process of making a spud gun. The reading level of this is rated a little low as there are some words in the material that I had to translate.fun bookPosted by DeniseRating:5 out of 5I bought this book for my 9 yr old for Christmas.
I have looked through it and know it will be one of his favorite things! Can't wait for him to open it!Great memoriesPosted 3/11/2013 by Rocket Bob- FRIENDRating:5 out of 5Simply a great coffee table read.tennis can cannons and the like.tried a few of the great pyro inducing projects 30 years ago,so more like memory lane for me.Product review of Backyard BallisticsPosted 2/9/2013 by Michael PradinesRating:5 out of 5Embarrassed to say I bought this for myself. Can't wait to to try some of the projects. Very cool stuff in here.My rating of Backyard BallisticsPosted 2/6/2013 by Patrick MitchellRating:5 out of 5My son has brought this with him in the car twice since his recent birthday to read on some road trips. Not only is he reading but he is super excited and demands that dad look at the various chapters and projects with him. Once the weather breaks there is no doubt that we will be having a blast with this material and probably the hit of the neighborhood as well.Good for adults and kidsPosted by AuntRating:5 out of 5Very popular gift for my nephew-his father (my brother) enjoyed reading through the instructions, and it looks like it will be something for them both to work on. Many of the projects are dangerous so I would only advise giving this to a kid with competent adult supervision, or else maybe 14 years or older.My rating of Backyard BallisticsPosted - GRANDPARENTRating:5 out of 5I had great difficulty wrapping this gift, as many men I know all wanted to read it first.
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Even my co-workers wanted to read it and try the various projects. I can see why it was back ordered. I csan also realize that there may be some people who object to this type of book.
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However, my grandson lives on a farm, and would be thinking up similiar projects anyway. At least he has the space 40 acres and possibly the equipment around the farm.Information about Backyard BallisticsPosted 12/7/2012 by chris kaczorowski- GRANDPARENTRating:4 out of 5he is fascinated about weapons so it was right in his field of interest plus he gets to build it and use ideas and learning skills.cool man toyPosted 12/5/2012 by Lydia Byers-MooreRating:5 out of 5my adult son loves thisProduct review of Backyard BallisticsPosted 12/3/2012 by Melissa FinleyRating:4 out of 5Great book! Makes him think and figure things out.BookPosted by Elena WinchesterRating:5 out of 5Is an awesome book that teaches basic knowledge of ballistic and history without even knowing.