Students research flight and to try and put the events of Kitty Hawk into proper perspective. They look at kites, the lateen sail, flight toys (old and new), hot air balloons, propulsion units, hang gliders, and the men who made them.
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Wright Again: 100 Years of Flight
Aspiring aeronautical engineers demonstrate different forces as they construct and test paper airplanes. This lesson plan links you to a website that models the most effective paper airplane design, an animation describing the forces...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Wright Brothers Didn't Invent Flight
If you thought the Wright brothers invented flight, you'd be wrong. Scholars learn how Otto Lilienthal used gliders to simulate flight before the Wright brothers. The Real Engineering video then explains how the Wright brothers perfected...
2 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science
The Physics of Weightless Flight
What would it be like to fly around weightlessly? An interview of a participant sheds light on what it feels like. The video discusses the physics behind weightless flight simulation. It also relates it to relativity and the difference...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Fight or Flight Response
Harboring resentment against others is just as real to your body as a dangerous situation and can invoke a fight or flight response. The video explores the fight or flight response in humans. Viewers see what is happening inside the body...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Adapatations for Bird Flight - Inspiration for Aeronautical Engineering
It's a bird, it's a ... device made to mimic birds. The eighth installment of a nine-part module has pupils read various articles to learn about bird flight. They consider the implications for aeronautical engineering.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed