Let's Fly a Plane!: Launching into the Science of Flight with Aerospace Engineering (Everyday Science Academy) (Hardcover)
Equip the next generation of scientists with a brand new series from Chris Ferrie, the #1 science author for kids!
How do airplanes stay up in the sky? That's the question Red Kangaroo needs answered and she knows exactly who can help her—Dr. Chris! Explore the four forces of flight—drag, lift, thrust and weight—and get ready to take off with this introduction to aerospace engineering.
Chris Ferrie offers a kid-friendly introduction to the science of flight in this first installment of his new Everyday Science Academy series. With real-world and practical examples, young readers will have a firm grasp of scientific and mathematical concepts to help answer many of their "why" questions.
Perfect for elementary-aged children and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
Backmatter includes a glossary, comprehension questions aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy and experiments kids can easily do at school or at home!
About the Author
Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and Senior Lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a Masters in applied mathematics, BMath in mathematical physics and a PhD in applied mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children.
"Ferrie does a...good job of breaking down the concepts of lift, thrust, weight, and drag for young readers." — Booklist