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Children's Nonfiction Physics

Let's Fly a Plane!

Launching into the Science of Flight with Aerospace Engineering

by (author) Chris Ferrie

Initial publish date
Jun 2020
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Equip the next generation of scientists with a brand new series from Chris Ferrie, the #1 science author for kids!

How do airplanes stay up in the sky? That's the question Red Kangaroo needs answered and she knows exactly who can help her—Dr. Chris! Explore the four forces of flight—drag, lift, thrust and weight—and get ready to take off with this introduction to aerospace engineering.

Chris Ferrie offers a kid-friendly introduction to the science of flight in this first installment of his new Everyday Science Academy series. With real-world and practical examples, young readers will have a firm grasp of scientific and mathematical concepts to help answer many of their "why" questions.

Perfect for elementary-aged children and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.

Backmatter includes a glossary, comprehension questions aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy and experiments kids can easily do at school or at home!

About the author

Contributor Notes

Dr. Chris Ferrie is a physicist, mathematician, and father of four budding young scientists. Dr. Chris's lab is in Sydney, Australia, where he loves answering questions from students of all ages! Red Kangaroos also live in Australia, but don't seem to be as interested in science.

Editorial Reviews

"Ferrie does a...good job of breaking down the concepts of lift, thrust, weight, and drag for young readers." — Booklist

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