Put readers in the pilot's seat of a jet! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of jets. Readers will learn how passenger jets are used for transport and how fighter and attack jets are used in the military. The forces that make a jet fly - lift, gravity, thrust, and drag - are also described. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a jet. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures and jet history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
A basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of dump trucks, the hauling and dumping machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of dump trucks.
Learn all about the computer technology used in modern transportation. Use the algorithms and ideas that control real forms of transportation technology to create your own on-screen vehicles. Six step-by-step projects use the latest version of Scratch, the free online coding program, to help you learn how sensors work, create a hoverboard game, program a drone, and much more!
Explores the engineering challenges behind building fighter jets, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.
Introduces readers to the science that makes airplanes possible. Accessible text, helpful diagrams, and a “How Does It Work?” feature make this book an exciting introduction to understanding technology.
The Underground, the Metro, the Tube, the subway - whatever you call it, underground transit is a mark of a modern city public transportation system. Packed with historic and contemporary photographs, this compelling book will grab readers with an interest in subways and railways. Also included are underground escape routes and abandoned underground tunnel systems.
In Boats, emergent readers learn about boats and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Boats includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.