Just Plane Smart! Activities for Kids in the Air and on the Ground

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9780070595989: Just Plane Smart! Activities for Kids in the Air and on the Ground

parents dreading the fidgeting and whining that usually accompany family airplane travel will welcome this unique new collection of at-the-seat activities. From designing your own airport to finding your way in the sky. . .from crossing time zones to understanding jet lag. . .from who's in the cockpit to what's in the black box. . .Just Plane Smart! is packed with fascinating facts, funny cartoons and riddles, brain-teasing puzzles, and high-flying things to do. Lap-sized, lighthearted, humorously illustrated, this fun-filled travel companion will stretch kids' imaginations, satisfy their curiosity, and keep them occupied--at 30,000 feet or at home on the ground.

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Make Every Airplane Trip a Fun and Learning Experience! Young travelers will just love these cool and educational activities! Between departure and landing, they'll...find out how pilots know where to fly; Where luggage goes after it's checked; How all those meals get delivered,whether hot or cold; Complete their own flight log; Make a paper airplane that can turn just like a real plane (and see the physics of flight at work); solve crossword puzzles based on flight facts;Discover a treasure-trove of cool stuff in the seat pocket; Learn who and what are in the cocpit-and even how to get a personal tour; Design a plane for the future and a state-of-thep-art airport. Beat the waiting wiggles, the in-flight fidgets, and the "I'm bored" blues with fun actitivites, fascinating information, wacky cartoons and riddles, and brain-teasing puzzles-all designed to keep kids absorbed for hours learning about airplanes and how they work.

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Ed Sobey, Ph.D is a museum director, scientist, and explorer living in the Pacific Northwest. He directs A. C. Gilbert's Discovery Village, and has hosted his own television science show for kids, "Idea Factory." He is the author of nine books, including Car Smarts!, another in Learning Triangle Press's popular travel activities book.

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