100 Facts Flight is a non fiction book for kids aged 7+ about planes, bursting with exactly 100 fascinating facts, unbelievable images and fun activities. Children will learn everything they need to know about flying machines both past and present.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Flight covers key topics about the world of aviation in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page includes fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. A fantastic plane book for kids aged 7+.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Flight:
• The scientific concepts of being lighter than air and flying faster than the speed of sound
• The world-altering design for the aeroplane and how to operate one
• Other flying machines such as helicopters, space rockets and war planes
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• Before letting people fly in their balloon, the Montgolfier brothers tried it out with a duck, a sheep and a chicken!
• A 747 Jumbo Jet has 18 wheels in total – a set of two wheels under the nose and four sets of four wheels under the body and wings.
• The first plane to go supersonic was the Bell XI, which had a rocket engine. On 14 October 1947 its pilot, Chuck Yeager, became the first person to fly faster than sound travels.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Make a whirling rotor using just a piece of paper and a paperclip!
• Quiz question: Pushing the control column forwards makes a plane climb. True or false?
• Demonstrate to friends and family why a plane shoots forwards by blowing up a balloon and letting go. Gases rush out of jet engines in the same way.
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