Anemometer

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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Point A Masterpiece

Point A Masterpiece

From Explore Atoms and Molecules!

Does pointillism really work? Create your own pointy artwork to find out.

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How Light Travels Experiment

How Light Travels Experiment

From Explore Light and Optics!

Scientists know that light travels very quickly. In this experiment, you will discover if light really does travel in a straight line.

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

From Explore Forces and Motion!

Forces act on everything, even things that are standing still. Engineers need to understand forces when they build structures such as bridges. Let's see how different bridges support the forces that are placed upon them.

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On the Straight and Level

On the Straight and Level

From Explore Gravity!

In the introduction you made a plumb bob that used gravity to make sure things are vertical. Now you can make a water level, a tool that uses gravity to make sure things are straight across! The water level works because when water is in a confined space, gravity makes sure the top of it is level.

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Reviews

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“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
“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.”

Roger D. Launius, Ph.D. Senior Curator, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Explore Flight! offers a charming overview of the quest to take to the air.”

Detailed Book Description

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 7-10 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.

Available In:
Paperback, $13.95
9781619301764
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 96 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Physical Science

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Let’s Explore Flight!

Chapter 1
Dreaming of Flight

Chapter 2
Up, Up, and Away

Chapter 3
People Can Fly!

Chapter 4
Golden Age of Flight

Chapter 5
Modern Aircraft

Chapter 6
The Space Age

Glossary
Resources
Index