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Bibliography of Books and Other Resources


Very Young (K - 3)

  1. Bendick, Jeanne. Eureka! Itís an Airplane. Millbrook Press, 1992. ISBN: 1-56294-058-9

  2. Little, Kate. Things that Fly. Illustrated by Peter Bull and Guy Smith.† EDC Publishing, 1987.† ISBN:0-88110-306-3.†

  3. Hewitt, Sally. Itís Science! Air and Flight.† Childrenís Press, 2000. ISBN: 0-516-21652-X.

  4. Potter, Tony. Illustrated by Robin Lawrie. See How it Works: Planes. William Collins & Sons, 1989. ISBN:0-689-71304-5.

Middle School +

  1. Graham, Ian.† Built for Speed† Aircraft. Raintree, Steck-Vaughn, 1953. ISBN: 0-8172-4220-1.

  2. Hetzel, June and Brenda Wyma. Investigations in Science: Flight. Creative Teaching Press, 1995. ISBN:1-57471-608-

  3. Jennings, Terry. How Things Work: Planes, Gliders, Helicopters. Kingfisher Books, 1993. ISBN: 1-85697-870-2.

  4. Lopez, Donald, editor. The Nature Company Discoveries Library: Flight. Time Life Books, 1995. ISBN: 0-7835-4761-7.

  5. Mellett, Peter. Young Scientist Concepts and Projects: Flight. Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1997. ISBN:0-8368-2162-9

  6. Maurer, Richard. Airborne, The Search for the Secret of Flight. Simon and Schuster, 1990. ISBN: 0-671-69422-7

  7. Morris, Neil. Traveling Through Time: Planes. Silver Burdett Press, 1998. ISBN: 0-382-39791-6.

  8. Nahum, Andrew. Eyewitness Books: Flying Machine. Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. ISBN: 0-679-80744-6.

  9. Parker, Steve. Whatís inside Airplanes? Peter Bedrick Books, 1993. ISBN: 0-87226-394-0.

  10. Richards, Jon. The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Flight. Alladdin Books, 1998. ISBN: 0-7613-1017-7.

  11. Robins, Jim. Do You Know? The Story of Flight.† Warwick Press, 1986. ISBN: 0-531-19022-6.

  12. Wallace, Lane. Wild Blue Wonders; Exploring the Magic of Flight. EAA Aviation Foundation,2001.ISBN: 1-58932-002-6.

  13. Zisfein, Melvin B. Flight, A Panorama of Aviation. Pantheon Books,1981. ISBN: 0-394-85042-4


  1. Boyne, Walter J. The Smithsonian Book of Flight. Smithsonian Books, 1987. ISBN: 0-89599-020-2.

  2. Chant, Christopher.† Aviation: Record Breakers, Innovations in Modern Flight Technology. Quintet Publishing, Limited, 1988. ISBN: 1-55521-295-6.

  3. Dalton, Stephen. The Miracle of Flight. Firefly Books, 1999. ISBN: 1-55209-378-6.

  4. Edmonds, I.G.† Jet and Rocket Engines: How they work. G.P. Putnamís Sons, 1973.

  5. Hunecke, Klaus. Jet Engines: Fundamentals of Theory, Design, and Operation. Motorbooks International, 1997. ISBN:0-7603-0459-9.

  6. Siuru, Bill and John D. Busick. Future Flight: The Next Generation of Aircraft Technology. TAB Books, 1987. ISBN: 0-8306-9415-3

  7. Time Life Books. How things work: Flight. Time Life Books, 1990. ISBN: 0-8094-7850-1.

  8. Treager, Irwin E. Aircraft Gas Engine Technology, Third Edition. Glencoe, 1988. ISBN: 0-02-801828-1.

  9. Wright, Orville. How We Invented the Airplane;An Illustrated History, edited, with an Introduction and Commentary by Fred C. Kelly ,Dover Publications, 1953. ISBN:04-486-25662-6.

Web Resources


Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics - NASA Glenn Educational Programs Office
What is aerodynamics? The word comes from two Greek words: aerios, concerning the air, and dynamis, meaning powerful. Aerodynamics is the study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air.

Beginner's Guide to Propulsion - NASA Glenn Educational Programs Office
What is propulsion? The word is derived from two Latin words: pro meaning before or forwards and pellere meaning to drive. Propulsion means to push forward or drive an object forward.

Principles of Aeronautics -Advanced Text - The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook " is an electronic multimedia text, teachers' supplement and student workbook designed to be used over the Internet in conjunction with the World Wide Web. Published on behalf of the K8AIT project.

Beginner's Guide to Wind Tunnels - NASA Glenn Educational Programs Office
History of Wind Tunnels, Wind Tunnel experiements, Build your own Wind Tunnel.


EngineSim - NASA Glenn Educational Programs Office
EngineSim, a program developed at the NASA Glenn Research Center, is an interactive educational computer program that allows you to explore the effect of engine operation on total aircraft performance. EngineSim is a simulator that calculates the one-dimensional thermodynamic performance of a simple turbojet engine, a turbojet with afterburner, a two spool turbofan engine, or a ramjet engine. It can be used to design an engine or to evaluate off-design performance for a given engine.

FoilSim ll - NASA Glenn Educational Programs Office
FoilSim, which was developed at the NASA Glenn Research Center, is interactive simulation software that determines the airflow around various shapes of airfoils.


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