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Explore Flight! (Explore Your World)by Anita Yasuda
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Who invented the airplane? When were airplanes invented? And why do planes have wings if the wings dont flap? Kids can answer these questions and more by jumping into the cockpit and soaring into Explore Flight! With 25 Great Projects, where theyll learn about the history of our human obsession to conquer the feat of flying.
For kids ages 6-9, Explore Flight! With 25 Great Projects introduces them to the dreamers, inventors, aviation pioneers, and record breakers. They will read about the myths and legends of flying and about the wondrous flying machines of the past, present and future. They will learn that in the 15th century Leonardo da Vinci drew sketches of airplanes, helicopters and other flying machines, and that the first passengers in a hot air balloon were a sheep, a rooster, and a duck. Along the way, they will develop a better understanding of the rich history of aviation, investigate what causes flight, and learn about the science of aerodynamics. Projects and experiments range from making a paper airplane to building an airfoil. All the projects in this book are easy to follow, require little adult supervision, and use commonly found household products, many from the recycling.
Explore Flight! meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Honor Book award, Science for grades K-12, Society of School Librarians International
Kids will discover the dreamers, inventors, aviation pioneers, and record breakers behind mans quest to fly as they explore the myths and legends, wondrous flying machines of the past and future, and the science of aerodynamics in this fun-filled activity book. Through projects and experiments—from building a foam glider and helicopter or creating a Lindbergh compass to experimenting with a Da Vinci parachute to understand drag and thrust—children will investigate what makes flight possible and develop a better understanding of the rich history of aviation. The projects, which are easy to follow and require little adult supervision, use commonly found household products—many from the recycling box. With fun facts, trivia, jokes, comics, and hands-on activities, Explore Flight! also features “Words to Know” highlighted and defined within the text to reinforce new vocabulary.
About the Author
Anita Yasuda is a qualified Montessori and early childhood education teacher and the author of more than 20 books, including the Being Green series, Explore Native American Culture!, Explore the Solar System!, Explore Water!, Greetings from Buffalo, and Hello Kitty: Cute, Creative and Collectible. She lives in Huntington Beach, California.
Bryan Stone is a cartoonist who graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies and is the illustrator of Explore Life Cycles!, Explore Night Science!, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore the Solar System!, and Explore Transportation!. He lives in Hartland, Vermont.
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