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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
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Red Kangaroo sees a plane in the sky and wants to fly just as high! Once she's learned about the four forces needed for flight—weight, lift, thrust, and drag—Red Kangaroo earns her wings!

In this new series, Chris Ferrie answers all the questions Red Kangaroo has about what things are made of and how things work using 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.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and Senior Lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a Masters in Applied Mathematics, BMath in Mathematical Physics and a PhD in Applied Mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children.

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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