Learn all about flight with the science activities. Kids will eagerly soar into the wonderful world of aerodynamics when they build the spinning, flying, rocketing creations described in this book. There are 69 science demonstrations and projects to construct and test, from boomerangs and water rocket launchers to homemade hovercrafts. Many of the experiments can be extended to become topics for school science fairs using the author's easy-to-follow suggestions. Icons alongside each model explain the physical principles involved, while troubleshooting tips keep the experiments running smoothly. It also includes a timeline of major flight achievements.
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Strap Yourself in for a Mega-Velocity BLAST-OFF with These Amazing, Aerodynamic, and Totally Hands-On Science Adventures! Attention, all aspiring aviators: Please prepare for take-off... No kidding! Your expert flight manual has arrived, and Fantastic Flying Fun with Science has everything you need to make like a Wright Brother and start hurtling across the friendly skies. Propelling kids to find their own answers and solutions to all their questions about the wonderful world of aerodynamics, this brain-building collection of science demonstrations and projects offers a foolproof flight plan for fun, both at home and at school. Ideal for kids 10 and up, these fascinating projects include: *Build and ride a smooth-gliding hovercraft *Test the laws of gracity with planes and helicopters you build *Design, build, and fling safe boomerangs *Measure the lift-to-rag ratio of paper airplanes *Make and launch high-speed rockets With Fantastic Flying Fun with Science, budding pilots and physicists will log invaluable hours of exhilirating, independent exploration and discovery. This latest Ed Sobey treasur also features demonstration tips that guarantee maximum results, detailed explanations of the physical principles involved, and suggestions for transforming the activities into prize-winning science fair projects. So commence with the countdown, put on your learning helmut, and triple-check all your creative instruments. Fantastic flying Fun with Science is a one-way, nonstop journey into an awesome world of spinning, rocketing, soaring excitement!About the Author:
Ed Sobey, Ph.D., is president of the Northwest Invention Center and former director of five museums. He also produced and hosted ABC-TV's popular kids' science program, Idea Factory. Sobey is the author of several children's books, including Wacky Water Fun with Science, Just Plane Smart, Car Smarts, and Wrapper Rockets and Trombone Straws. Ed lives in Redmond, Washington.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11007134800X