The Wright Brothers for Kids

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ISBN: 9781613743157
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Mary Kay Carson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online The Wright Brothers for Kids in PDF and EPUB 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.


Thomas Edison for Kids

Filename: thomas-edison-for-kids.pdf
ISBN: 9781613743041
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Laurie Carlson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Thomas Edison for Kids in PDF and EPUB 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.


Summer Reading Renaissance

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ISBN: 1591585724
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 248
Author: Rita Soltan
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

Download and read online Summer Reading Renaissance in PDF and EPUB Presents advice for librarians on setting up a summer reading program using interactive centers that are hands-on and involve family members, with examples of three suggested projects that include necessary materials, recommended books, and graphics.


Beyond the Solar System

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ISBN: 9781613745472
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Number of pages: 144
Author: Mary Kay Carson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Beyond the Solar System in PDF and EPUB Tracing the evolution of humankind's pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-on projects to further explore the subjects discussed. Readers will build a three-dimensional representation of the constellation Orion, see how the universe expands using an inflating balloon, and construct a reflecting telescope out of a makeup mirror and a magnifying glass. It also includes small biographies of famous astronomers, a time line of major scientific discoveries, a glossary of technical terms, and dozens of full-color images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.


Childrens Catalog

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ISBN: UOM:39015079407634
Release Date: 2001
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Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher:

Download and read online Childrens Catalog in PDF and EPUB The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.


The Wright Brothers

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ISBN: 0153052309
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Number of pages: 129
Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School

Download and read online The Wright Brothers in PDF and EPUB Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.


School Library Journal

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ISBN: UOM:39015064837860
Release Date: 2004
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Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids

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ISBN: 9781613746776
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Ronald A. Reis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids in PDF and EPUB Taking a comprehensive, nuanced, and inclusive approach to Christopher Columbus, this illuminating biography with activities for young readers places him in the context of the explorations that came before, during, and after his lifetime. It portrays the “Admiral of the Ocean Seas” neither as hero nor heel, but as a flawed and complex man whose significance is undeniably monumental. Providing kids, parents, and teachers with a fuller picture of the seafaring life and the dangers and thrills of exploration, author Ronald Reis details all four of Columbus’s voyages to the New World, not just his first, and describes the year that Columbus spent stranded on the island of Jamaica without hope of rescue. A full chapter is devoted to painting a more complete and complex portrait of the indigenous peoples of the New World and another to the consequences of Columbus’s voyages—the exchange of diseases, ideas, crops, and populations between the New World and the Old. Engaging cross-curricular activities, such as taking nautical measurements, simulating a hurricane, making an ancient globe, and conducting silent trade, elucidate nautical concepts introduced and the times in which Columbus lived.


Science and Society in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN: 0313322147
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 323
Author: Wendy R. Sherman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Science and Society in the Twentieth Century in PDF and EPUB Explains the impact of society on science and vice versa, covering research and discoveries in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences over the past one hundred years.


Books in Print 2004 2005

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ISBN: 0835246477
Release Date: 2004
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Parenting for High Potential

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924097822104
Release Date: 2001
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On Great White Wings

Filename: on-great-white-wings.pdf
ISBN: 9780786866861
Release Date: 2001-10-17
Number of pages: 176
Author: Fred E. C. Culick
Publisher: Hyperion

Download and read online On Great White Wings in PDF and EPUB Released on the eve of the hundredth anniversary of Kitty Hawk, this lively account of the historic Wright Brothers flight chronicles the race to the first to achieve powered flight. 75,000 first printing.


Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids

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ISBN: 9781613742129
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Number of pages: 144
Author: Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids in PDF and EPUB Featuring 21 hands-on projects that explore the scientific concepts Isaac Newton developed, this illuminating guide paints a rich portrait of the brilliant and complex man and provides young readers with a hands-on understanding of astronomy, physics, and mathematics. The activity-packed resource allows children to experiment with swinging pendulums, build a simple waterwheel, create a 17th-century plague mask, track the phases of the moon, bake an "apple pye in a coffin," and test Newton's three laws of motion using coins, a skateboard, and a model boat they construct themselves. A time line, excerpts from Newton's own writings, online resources, and a reading list for further exploration ensure that kids will gravitate to this unique activity book.


Ordinary Genius

Filename: ordinary-genius.pdf
ISBN: 0876147880
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 95
Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

Download and read online Ordinary Genius in PDF and EPUB For use in schools and libraries only. Recounts the life of the scientist whose theories of relativity revolutionized the way we look at space and time.


The Wright Brothers

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ISBN: 1550749358
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 32
Author: Elizabeth MacLeod
Publisher:

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