Explore Flight! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Flight! With 25 Great Projects

Who invented the airplane? How do these machines work? And why do planes have wings? Answer these questions by jumping into the cockpit, putting on your goggles, and soaring into Explore Flight! The 25 projects are designed to inspire young readers ages 6–9 to have fun while learning about people’s quest to fly. Kids will discover the dreamers, inventors, aviation pioneers, and record breakers. They will explore the myths and legends, wondrous flying machines of the past and future, the science of aerodynamics, and much more.

From building a foam glider and a helicopter, to creating a da Vinci parachute and experimenting with drag and thrust, children will investigate what makes flight possible and develop a better understanding of the rich history of aviation. Projects are easy to follow, require little adult supervision, and use commonly found household products, many from the recycling box. Words to Know highlighted and defined on each page reinforce new vocabulary. Kids will Explore Flight! and have an amazing time discovering the history and science of aviation.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $13.95
  • eBook, $9.95

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

GRL Q

Subjects

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Physics
  • STEM - STEAM

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Who invented the airplane? How do these machines work? And why do planes have wings? Answer these questions by jumping into the cockpit, putting on your goggles, and soaring into Explore Flight! The 25 projects are designed to inspire young readers ages 6–9 to have fun while learning about people’s quest to fly. Kids will discover the dreamers, inventors, aviation pioneers, and record breakers. They will explore the myths and legends, wondrous flying machines of the past and future, the science of aerodynamics, and much more.

From building a foam glider and a helicopter, to creating a da Vinci parachute and experimenting with drag and thrust, children will investigate what makes flight possible and develop a better understanding of the rich history of aviation. Projects are easy to follow, require little adult supervision, and use commonly found household products, many from the recycling box. Words to Know highlighted and defined on each page reinforce new vocabulary. Kids will Explore Flight! and have an amazing time discovering the history and science of aviation.


Bookloons.com
“Teachers and parents homeschooling their children ages six and older will want to check out this excellent book that not only delves into the history of flight but also offers lots of hands-on projects and experiments.”

Sue Heavenrich, archimedes notebook
Explore Flight! is loaded with hands-on projects to help them discover some of the answers. From parachutes to power rockets, this book helps kids explore the history and science of aviation, and has a handy timeline to help frame the history of flight science.”

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Anemometer

An anemometer measures wind speed. The Wright brothers used a handheld anemometer to estimate wind speed when they tested their flying machines. You can make an anemometer to record wind speed near your home.

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Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.



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Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
GRL: Q
Subjects: Engineering & Technology, Physics, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Charts, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Bookloons.com
“Teachers and parents homeschooling their children ages six and older will want to check out this excellent book that not only delves into the history of flight but also offers lots of hands-on projects and experiments.”

Sue Heavenrich, archimedes notebook
Explore Flight! is loaded with hands-on projects to help them discover some of the answers. From parachutes to power rockets, this book helps kids explore the history and science of aviation, and has a handy timeline to help frame the history of flight science.”


Projects

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Anemometer

An anemometer measures wind speed. The Wright brothers used a handheld anemometer to estimate wind speed when they tested their flying machines. You can make an anemometer to record wind speed near your home.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

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For More Information
bryan-stone.com

Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.