The Wright Brothers for Kids

How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight

Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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This activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat that forever changed the world. At a time when most people still hadn’t ridden in an automobile, Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first powered, heavier-than-air flying machine. Woven throughout the heartwarming story of the two brothers are activities that highlight their ingenuity and problem-solving abilities as they overcame many obstacles to achieve controlled flight. The four forces of flight—lift, thrust, gravity, and drag—and how the Wright brothers mastered them are explained in clear, simple text. Activities include making a Chinese flying top, building a kite, bird watching, and designing a paper glider, and culminate with an activity in which readers build a rubber-band-powered flyer. Included are photographs just released from the Wright brothers’ personal collection, along with diagrams and illustrations. The history of human flight and its pioneers, a time line, and a complete resource section for students are also provided.
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Thomas Edison for Kids

His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities

Author: Laurie Carlson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors, is introduced in this fascinating activity book. Children will learn how Edison ushered in an astounding age of invention with his unique way of looking at things and refusal to be satisfied with only one solution to a problem. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists, as well as persevere with their own ideas. Activities allow children to try Edison's experiments themselves, with activities such as making a puppet dance using static electricity, manufacturing a switch for electric current, constructing a telegraph machine, manipulating sound waves, building an electrical circuit to test for conductors and insulators, making a zoetrope, and testing a dandelion for latex. In addition to his inventions and experiments, the book explores Edison's life outside of science, including his relationship with inventor Nikola Tesla, his rivalry with George Westinghouse, and his friendship with Henry Ford. A time line, glossary, and lists of supply sources, places to visit, and websites for further exploration complement this activity book.
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Galileo for Kids

His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities

Author: Richard Panchyk

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 161374188X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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Biography of the man who invented the telescope and proved the earth revolves around the sun. Includes activities.
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Childrens' Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.
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The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Health/science, Business/industry, Children/juvenile, how To/instruction

Author: James M. Craddock,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414401003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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