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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.
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, students 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.
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 research the history of flight from the past 100 years. In this flight lesson plan, 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 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.
Students research the Wright Brothers and their plane. In this airplane history lesson, students use a hotlist of sites to research and create an airplane. A question is provided for each site.
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. 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.
Students 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.
Students examine primary sources to understand the work of Wright Brothers. In this aviation history instructional activity, 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.
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.
Students explore the history of the airplane and the Wright brothers.  In this aviation instructional activity students examine the Wright brothers stories and kites.
Students investigate the work of the Wright brothers. In this aviation history instructional activity, 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 instructional activity.
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".
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.

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