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Flight: Resources

The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight

ISBN: 1556524773
Ages: 9-12

The story of Wilbur and Orville Wright and how the first aircraft came to be. Great vocabulary building and high interest activities included. A timeline of places and events is an added bonus.

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride

ISBN: 0689826427
Ages: 4-8

A humorous look at the Montgolfier's first balloon voyage as seen through their passengers' eyes: a duck, a rooster and a sheep. The beautiful illustrations and whimsical nature of this book makes it worth taking a look.

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities (For Kids series)

ISBN: 1556522983
Ages: 9-12

Leonardo da Vinci may be best known as a great artist, but many do not realize his contributions to science. Da Vinci was one of the first to sketch out the mechanics of human flight, and his notebooks illustrate just how far ahead of his time his ideas and observations were. This is a fascinating look at his theories and includes activities for kids to do.

Bi-Wing

First Flight: The Wright Brothers

ISBN: 0789492911
Ages: 9-12

Read about how Wilbur and Orville's success in flying did not happen overnight and was accomplished only after many trials and errors.

Flight: A Pop-Up Book of Aircraft (Crowther's Transportation)

ISBN: 9780763634599
Ages: 4-8

This is a history of human efforts of learning to fly in a beautiful pop-up book. Children and adults of all ages will be taken with this unique masterpiece.

Lindbergh

Night Flight: Charles Lindbergh's Incredible Adventure (All Aboard Reading)

ISBN: 044842634X
Ages: 4-8

Learn why flying across the Atlantic by himself made Charles Lindbergh such a hero.

Amelia Earhart: More Than a Flier

ISBN: 0689855753
Ages: 4-8

Charles Lindbergh may have been the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but Amelia Earhart drew attention for being the first woman to accomplish this feat. Learn about her adventures and how this woman came to be a pioneer in her time.

Aviator

How Birds Fly

ISBN: 0963424408
Ages: 9-12

How Birds Fly is a unique look at flight through photographs and easy to understand text outlining the science behind avian aerodynamics. Learn how a bird's wing is structured to allow air to lift it as the bird flaps its muscles and takes off. This is a great book for upper elementary grades studying flight.

Glider

Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? Flying Animals, Flying Machines, and How They Are Different

ISBN: 9780813544793
Ages: all ages

This is a book for all ages who want to understand the mysteries of flight. From how an airplane is able to lift its heavy weight off the ground to how it lands safely.

Feathers, Flaps, and Flops: Fabulous Early Fliers

ISBN: 0525464662
Ages: 9-12

This book offers a comprehensive look at flight. It includes a great history of how man learned to fly as well as accounts of the early scientists who accomplished it and the science of how it works. With great illustrations and photographs to enhance the text, this is the one everyone should want to have in their library.

Building Kites: Flying High With Math (Grades 5-8/Math Projects Series)

ISBN: 0866519181
Ages: 4-8

Here is your chance to take what you know about flight and build your own kite. Great guidance in math and construction will help in the design and fabrication of a one-of-a-kind kite. Also included in this book is a detailed background on kites and the link between math and other focuses.

Kites

Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them [Paperback]

ISBN: 0486452956
Ages: All ages

Thorough, expert guide with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for creating more than 50 awesome, airborne objects — everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers. The author also covers windsocks and toy parachutes. "It's like having a veteran kitemaker in the classroom." — Science and Children.

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