This book is a good idea poorly executed. The plan was to use the scenario of the characters of the Star Wars movies to teach young people science. Familiar droids Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio are in a ship with scientific droid Forbee-X, Governor Zissu and his rebellious son Stuart. When an Imperial ship captures their ship, the Governor stays behind to hold of the storm troopers while the three droids and Stuart leave in an escape pod.
Through poor piloting, the pod flies an erratic course and is set into a wildly tumbling motion. These errors are used to teach the physics of motion, inertia and angular momentum. However, the dialogue is so whiny and undirected that the physics lessons are overwhelmed. It is unfortunate, because the concept is one that could be a powerful educational tool.