The Science Of Flight: The Air-mazing Truth About Planes And Helicopters

ISBN-10: 0531133958
ISBN-13: 9780531133958
Author: Graham, Ian
Illustrated by: Skaltsas, Christos and Bryan Beach
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing

Publication Date: February 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 32

Series: The Science Of Engineering

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 1000L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made

Did you know that we can fly planes at supersonic speeds, and have been since 1947? Or that airliners must go 160 mph for their wings to produce enough lift for the plane to take off? Yet for most of human history, people gazed at birds in awe of their mastery of flight. The secret of flight wasn't cracked until the beginning of the twentieth century. This book explores how our understanding of the science of flight has improved, creating aircraft that are bigger and faster than the Wright brothers ever dreamed of. It covers helicopters, jet-planes, rocket-planes, planes big enough to carry hundreds of people, planes that can fly faster than the speed of sound, and even flying machines small enough to strap on your back. Features include funny and interesting illustrations; real-world science examples; side panels to tackle complex subject matter in a fun and relevant way; detailed glossary and more.
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