Conserving An Aircraft

ISBN-10: 1493866966
ISBN-13: 9781493866960
Author: Nussbaum, Ben
Interest Level: 3-6
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

Publication Date: October 2018

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 32

Series: Smithsonian STEAM Readers

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Interest Level

Grades 3-6

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Aviation

The Horten Ho airplane was made in Nazi Germany during WWII. Germany needed a new weapon, and hoped this experimental aircraft would help them win the war. The Horten Ho would have been a fighter jet with incredible speed, but it did not fly as planned. Learn about the Smithsonian Institution's efforts to restore this fascinating historical artifact and the challenges they faced during the restoration process.