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Flying Machine Book : Build and Launch 35 Rockets, Gliders, Helicopters, Boomerangs, and More

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Calling all future Amelia Earharts and Chuck Yeagers—there’s more than one way to get off the ground!The Flying Machine Book will show you how to construct 35 easy-to-build and fun-to-fly contraptions that can be used indoors or out. Better still, each of these rockets, gliders, boomerangs, launchers, and helicopters can be made for little or no cost using recycled materials. Rubber bands, paper clips, straws, plastic bottles, and index cards can all be transformed into amazing, gravity-defying flyers, from Bottle Rockets to Grape Bazookas, Plastic Zippers to Maple Key Helicopters.

Each project contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos, as well as an explanation of the science behind the flyer. Use this information to modify and improve your designs, or explain to your teacher why throwing a paper airplane is a mini science lesson.

Calling all future Amelia Earharts and Chuck Yeagers?there's more than one way to get off the ground. Author and physics teacher Bobby Mercer will show readers 35 easy-to-build and fun-to-fly contraptions that can be used indoors or out. Better still, each of these rockets, gliders, boomerangs, launchers, and helicopters are constructed for little or no cost using recycled materials.

            The Flying Machine Book will show readers how to turn rubber bands, paper clips, straws, plastic bottles, and index cards into amazing gravity-defying flyers. Learn how to turn a drinking straw, rubber band, and index card into a Straw Rocket or convert a paper towel tube into a Grape Bazooka. Empty water bottles can be transformed into Plastic Zippers and Bottle Rockets, and ordinary paper can be cut and folded to make a Fingerrangs?small boomerangs?or a Maple Key Helicopter.

            Each project contains a material list and step-by-step instructions with photos. Mercer also includes explanations of the science behind each flyer, including concepts such as lift, thrust, and drag and the Bernoulli effect. Readers can use this information to modify and improve their flyers or explain to their teachers why throwing a paper airplane is a mini science lesson.

Number of Pages: 197
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Activity Books, Science + Nature / Physics, Science + Nature / Experiments + Projects
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Bobby Mercer
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2012
TCIN: 14053039
UPC: 9781613740866
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-1183
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