The Wright Brothers
Students identify the mechanical skills developed by the Wright Brothers. They describe links between the bicycles made by the brothers and their eventual airplane.
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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...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
The Wright Brothers and Bernoulli's Principle
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...
8th Social Studies & History
"Wright-ing" Biographies for Young Readers
Students research the life of the Wright brothers or another famous person, write a draft biography, peer edit, make edits, and share the final biography with a younger reader. Lesson can be adapted for younger and older learners.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History