You may remember that I reviewed Let’s Ride a Wave a couple weeks back. Today I have another in the series called Let’s Fly a Plane. Another well done book from the Everyday Science Academy series. It is chockful of good science information for the junior crowd. Come along… let’s discover what it takes to fly a plane!
What am I reviewing?
Let’s fly a Plane! Launching into the science of flight with aerospace engineering. Created by Chris Ferrie who writes science books for children. Sourcebooks Explore is the publisher, the length is 40.
I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for my review for Raincoast Books. Chris Ferrie’s series Everyday Science Academy seeks to answer the big science questions that children have. Let’s Fly a Plane is no exception to that goal.
Let’s Fly a Plane, the details
Just as in Let’s Ride a Wave, Red Kangeroo plays a pivotal role. She asks the question that begs to be answer “How can something so big stay in the sky when I cannot?” Dr. Chris comes to answer the question.
Using accurate language over colour filled pages, Dr. Chris helps his readers understand terms like thrust, drag, friction,life and airflow. If you miss any of the definition they are also provided in the glossary.
You’ll find the text easy to read. An easy to read font the remains consistent throughout it’s 40 pages.
You will appreciate the details provided as you learn about all the things that help keep an airplane up in the sky.
No science book would be complete without experiments to help cement the learning. Let’s Fly a Plane is not exception to that rule.
Should you get it?
For sure! It’s a fun, informative book with good experiments for children 4-8 years old. The bright colourful pages will keep their eyes on the page while a parent reads to them. In fact, go out and get the whole series! 🙂