Academic journal article Science and Children

Aerospace Engineering and the Principles of Flight

Academic journal article Science and Children

Aerospace Engineering and the Principles of Flight

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By Anne Rooney. $9.95. 32 pp. Crabtree. New York. 2013. ISBN: 9780778775003.

This book takes readers "Off into the wild blue yonder." This short book (32 pages) is packed with information, activities, and excitement for the young reader. Part history, part training, and part lab activity manual, it is an ideal addition to a classroom bookshelf or a school library.

Discoveries about early flight are described, including the Wright brothers' activities in designing an early aircraft. The book talks about Bernoulli's principle, which helps an aircraft fly. Control structures, which help the aircraft overcome yaw, pitch, and roll, are described. The book is short but is so packed with information that it is sure to delight any young reader considering how planes and helicopters stay in the air; hopefully the knowledge will instill in readers a desire to know more and open a pathway to aerospace engineering.

This book is part of a four-book series on types of engineering. Each book has a similar format with great photographs and drawings. …

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