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Young scholars 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.
Students research the events that were important in the Wright brothers' lives. They develop an accurate timeline of those events and discover why the Wright brothers are important in history.
In this reading comprehension assessment worksheet, learners read a passage about the Wright brothers. They answer 5 multiple choice questions that show their understanding of the selection.
Eighth graders explore Bernoulli's Principle to airplane design.  In this physic lesson, 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.
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. They work in groups to create these portfolios and a dramatic presentation for the class.
Students describe the challenges faced by the Wright brothers during their flight experiments and how they overcame them to achieve controlled powered flight on December 17, 1903.
For this airplane worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by comparing three Wright brothers' airplanes: how were they alike and how were they different.
Learners identify the mechanical skills developed by the Wright Brothers. They describe links between the bicycles made by the brothers and their eventual airplane.
A very impressive lesson plan on the Wright brothers and their place in aviation history. Learners discover many fascinating facts about the Wright brothers and their trials and errors regarding flight. Best of all, they get to build a sled kite. All of the instructions on how to build this simple kite are embedded in the plan, as is a nifty pre-building questionnaire which has them make predictions about how their kite will fly based on what they incorporate into it. 
Students research the Wright Brothers and their plane. In this airplane history instructional activity, students use a hotlist of sites to research and create an airplane. A question is provided for each site.
Learners examine the Wright brothers' investigation into the principles of flight. Using the internet, they view examples of artifacts and discover how they were always open to new possiblities. They are introduced to the habits they need to solve problems efficiently.
A ten-lesson 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. Outstanding!
Students demonstrate the Bernoulli Principle, review the influences that affected the Wright Brothers, and make and modify paper airplanes. This amazing lesson plan has an excellent structure, and very clear plans for the students to create their planes.
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.
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.
Students identify the desired features of an aircraft and the limits that they, the Wright Brothers, or NASA scientists might face in designing one, and methods to solve these. They review parts of an airplane and what makes it fly. They construct an airplane using everyday materials. They chat with real scientists through a webcast interview and read bios about the scientists with whom they chat.
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. They determine how work by other people such as Da Vinci and Langley helped make this dream of flying a reality.
What would it be like to witness a historical event? Pretending they are  journalists interviewing an eyewitness to the Wright Brother's first flight, learners choose vocabulary and figures of speech that communicate the experience clearly. They incorporate a full range of strategies to comprehend technical writing, newspapers, magazines, and primary source documents. The source material is incorporated into their final piece.
Learners 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.
A crossword puzzle based on the lives of the Wright brothers. Students research on their own or in small groups several brief biographies of the Wright brothers.They complete a crossword puzzle based on their reading.

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