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The Wright Brothers on Hollywood Squares
Students test their knowledge of the Wright brothers by playing "Hollywood Squares." They read (or listen) with comprehension. Students follow the rules as they actively participate in a game to test their reading (or listening) comprehension.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 47 Downloads
The Wright Brothers and Bernoulli's Principle
Eighth graders explore Bernoulli's Principle to airplane design. In this physic lesson plan, 8th graders explore and analyze primary source images of various examples of flight by grouping images by similarities. They explore how Bernoulli's Principle was applied to the Wright Brothers first flights.
8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 10 Downloads
What was Right about the Wright Brothers?
Students explore the lives of the Wright Brothers and creat a student-made documentary highlighting the factors that allowed them to succeed at flight. They develop an electronic portfolio to analyze and explain the factors that led to their flight.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Wings of Imagination
A ten-instructional activity study of the history of flight awaits you and your charges. Learners get to do all sorts of great activities: they construct hot air baloons and scale models of the Wright Brother's Flyer, develop an understanding of the physics behind flight, and analyze data from a series of experiments using other things that fly.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 67 Downloads
Celebrating 100 Years of Flight
Students research the history of flight from the past 100 years. In this flight lesson, students read articles about the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and Space Shuttle astronauts. They pretend to be a newspaper reporter and do a story on one of these famous people.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 46 Downloads
Celebrating 100 Years of Flight
Participate in the 100th anniversary of the first flight. In groups, learners use the internet to research the roles the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart played in promoting the use of flight. They use the information to write and publish their own news article about the event.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 40 Downloads
Mankind's Fascination With Flight
Students read various novels and articles about the contributions of the Wright Brothers. Individually, they are tested on their comprehension of the material and discuss. In groups, they research the role of the people in their life and the mechanics of flight.
9th - 10th Language Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads
You Are There... First Flight
What would it be like to witness a historical event? Pretending they are journalists interviewing an eyewitness to the Wright Brother's first flight, students choose vocabulary and figures of speech that communicate the experience clearly.
5th - 7th Language Arts 5 Views 6 Downloads
A Life Without Flight
Young scholars explore impact of Ohio's aviation pioneers on life in America, discuss what life today would be like without people like the Wright Brothers, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong, and brainstorm and research list of items that space travel may have given society.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
Stories of the Wrights' Flights
Students examine primary sources to understand the work of Wright Brothers. For this aviation history lesson, students study how primary documents and images are analyzed and write essays about the signifcance of primary soures in the study of the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Centennial of Flight
In these history of flight worksheets, students read information about the Wright Brothers and their first flight. Students answer 6 questions about the passage. Students then answer 8 multiple choice questions about the cover story.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
Jeopardy: History of Flight - The Wrights Got it Right
Students investigate the work of the Wright brothers. In this aviation history lesson, students watch "Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention," examine photographs and documents highlighting accomplishments of the men, and play a Jeopardy game based on the lesson.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Who Really Invented Flight? What a Fight!
Students investigate the controversy over who was the first to complete a powered flight event. The class is divided into two groups and either research the Wright brothers or Alberto Santos-Dumont. Once research is complete, the groups debate the contributions of each inventor and which deserves the title of "First Flight".
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Airplane Anatomy- Technology
Students explore the anatomy of an airplane. In this aviation history lesson, students read literature about the Wright brothers and then visit selected websites to examine images and watch video clips of the first flight. Student then use the provided materials to determine how the first airplane was assembled and compare it to modern airplanes.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads