Smithsonian Discover: Flight
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The Smithsonian Discover: Flight book by Ruth Brown is an interactive way for kids ages 8 years and older to learn the history and mechanics of flying. Created in collaboration with Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Flight chronicles the ups and downs of the history of human flight. From early hot-air balloons, to the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, to rockets blasting off to the Moon, Flight is filled with fascinating facts and the science of flight presented simply. Includes 64-page book, double-sided poster (27.8" x 19.7"), 12 fact cards, and 9 paper airplanes in 3 designs to fold and fly.

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Format: Spiral Bound
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Silver Dolphin Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 9.90 X 9.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1626861625
ISBN-13: 9781626861626
Series: Smithsonian Discover

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Get ready to soar to new heights with Smithsonian Discover: Flight.

Smithsonian Discover: Flight brings the awe-inspiring experience of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum right into the pages of a book. This authoritative guide to the history and science of flight answers all the questions that kids will ask (and that parents may not be able to answer), like “What makes a plane stay in the air?” “What’s a sonic boom?” and “How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?” Arranged into three sections, Balloons in the Air, Machines in the Sky, and Starships in Space, Smithsonian Discover: Flight chronicles the history and evolution of flight in way meant to inspire future aviators and astronauts.

This unique title also delivers hands-on activities like you would find at the Smithsonian. Bound right into the book are 12 fact cards on the coolest aircraft, a large double-sided poster, and 9 paper airplanes in three designs (a historic glider, a military jet, and a space shuttle) with easy-to-follow folding instructions. Altogether, Smithsonian Discover: Flight offers kids a chance to take off on a trip to the Smithsonian without ever leaving their seats.

Author Bio

Ruth Tepper Brown is a writer/editor who specializes in demystifying science for people of all ages. A longtime editor and media manager at the celebrated San Francisco Exploratorium, Ruth helped create award-winning books, websites, and communications of every shape and size. Now a consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has worked on publications for the Schwab Learning Foundation, Golden Gate National Parks, UC Berkeley, Chronicle Books, Klutz Press, and more.

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