The basic principles of mechanical engineering are Isaac Newton's three laws of motion regarding force, acceleration and deceleration, and actions and reactions. Working with these basic rules, today's engineers continue to create inventions that make our lives easier.
How can aircraft carriers support heavy jets and helicopters without sinking? Why do cruise ships the size of cities stay afloat, but submarines often disappear underwater? This title answers the questions bobbing in young readers’ minds as they learn about a fleet of diverse ships.
Planes have emergency exits, oxygen masks, and inflatable flotation devices for a reason. Major equipment failure, an extremely severe storm, or another unexpected happening can sometimes take a plane down. This high-interest title expands on the safety demonstration that flight attendants are so famous for making.
An airplane taking off and disappearing into the clouds is a remarkable sight. It’s like a bird’s flight taken to a new level. In fact, only the Ruppell’s griffon vulture can fly as high, at heights above 30,000 feet! This title will get beginning readers off the ground and soaring.
Aston Martin supercars have celebrity status. Many models in the DB line have starred with British Secret Service Agent 007 in James Bond films. In this title, readers with a passion for cars will learn about the luxurious DB9, including its special paint job of up to nine coats!
Up for almost any job, a tractor is a dependable farmhand. This field machine plows, plants, and bales hay, among other things. It also lets many different pieces of farm equipment hitch a ride. The powerful tractors rolling through this book will pull along beginning readers.
In Bridges, early fluent readers will explore different kinds of bridge structures while learning about the science behing the engineering. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore the built world around them. An infographic illustrates parts of a bridge, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about bridges using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Bridges also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Bridges is part of Jump!'s Amazing Structures series.