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This activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat that forever changed the world. At a time when most people still hadn't ridden in an automobile, Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first powered, heavier-than-air flying machine. Woven throughout the heartwarming story of the two brothers are activities that highlight their ingenuity and problem-solving abilities as they overcame many obstacles to achieve controlled flight. The four forces of flight-lift, thrust, gravity, and drag-and how the Wright brothers mastered them are explained in clear, simple text. Activities include making a Chinese flying top, building a kite, bird watching, and designing a paper glider, and culminate with an activity in which readers build a rubber-band-powered flyer. Included are photographs just released from the Wright brothers' personal collection, along with diagrams and illustrations. The history of human flight and its pioneers, a time line, and a complete resource section for students are also provided.

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How they Invented the Airplane includes facts about these brothers and their invention, plus projects.

About the Author

Mary Kay Carson is the author of Space, Great Weather Activities, Wow's and Why's of Weather, and The Creepiest, Scariest, Weirdest Creatures Ever! She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556524776
Author:
Carson, Mary Kay
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Location:
814 N FRANKLIN ST. -2ND FLR
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Science & Technology - Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Sci
Subject:
Transportation - Aviation
Subject:
Science & Technology - Experiments & Projects
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Experiments
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Technical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Transportation
Subject:
Science & Technology - History
Subject:
Technology -- History.
Subject:
Childrens: Activity
Subject:
Technology - Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Subject:
Science & Nature - Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Wright, Wilbur
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Outer Space
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
For Kids series
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 x 1.4 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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