by Gerry Bailey




From the first parachutes to jets that travel faster than the speed of sound, humans have been coming up with new ways to travel by air for hundreds of years. Learn all about the history of early and modern flight inventions, and what we may use in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433900327
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Simply Science Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: IG750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

What Is Flight? 4

The Kite 6

Air Pressure 8

How Wings Work 10

Leonardo's Flying Machines 12

Hot Air Balloon 14

The Airplane 16

Controlling Flight 18

Smooth Shapes 20

Jet Power 22

Fighter Planes 24

The Helicopter 26

The Rocket 28

Flight Quiz 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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