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Wings of Imagination
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.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 67 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
The Wright Brothers on Hollywood Squares
Learners 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 8 Views 47 Downloads
The Wright Brothers
A five-day resource unit developed around the Wright Brothers is outlined in this 39-slide PowerPoint. Content, vocabulary, objectives, many activities, and evaluation ideas are provided in this in-depth lesson plan that should last over the course of five days.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Wright Brothers: Heroes of Ohio
Although a lesson plan for use by a teacher, this resource could be used in the classroom to guide a discussion about the book Heroes of Ohio by Rick Sowash. The book, about the Wright Brothers, provides the basis for a discussion of aviation.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Celebrating 100 Years of Flight
Students research the history of flight from the past 100 years. For 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 8 Views 48 Downloads
The Wright Brothers
A fabulous PowerPoint for anyone who is looking to enlighten their pupils about the early days of aviation, and/or the Wright brothers. The presentation is packed full of great photos, information, websites, books, and activities which will provide an enriching experience.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
The Physics of Flight
Three activities allow young flight engineers to understand the 4 principles of flight (weight, lift, thrust, and drag), to construct a glider, and to create a propeller. Multicultural history and literature are integrated by reading Laurence Yep's Newbery-winning novel Dragonwings.
4th - 6th Language Arts 26 Views 73 Downloads
Flying High in Ohio
Her is a lesson using the Ohio State Quarter. Pupils utilize beautifully-designed worksheets embedded in the plan, to study about the origins of aviation. Many of the pioneers of aviation were born in Ohio. They compare some of the similarities and differences of these important people in American history.
2nd - 3rd Technology & Engineering 3 Views 13 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, young scholars choose vocabulary and figures of speech that communicate the experience clearly.
5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 7 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 6 Views 16 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
The Wright Brothers and Bernoulli's Principle
Eighth graders explore Bernoulli's Principle to airplane design. In this physic instructional activity, 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 6 Views 10 Downloads
The Wright Quest
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.
Pre-K - 6th Technology & Engineering 24 Views 42 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Science 24 Views 90 Downloads
Early Flight Jeopardy
Eighth graders explore aviation history. In this historical perspectives lesson, 8th graders play a game that requires them to recall facts about the history and physics of flight with primary sources available from the Library of Congress.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads