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ERIC Number: ED510844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 117
Abstractor: ERIC
Learning to Fly: The Wright Brothers' Adventure. A Guide for Educators and Students with Activities in Aeronautics
Storm, Roger; Benson, Thomas; Galica, Carol; McCredie, Patty
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
This educator guide provides background information on Wilbur and Orville Wright. It also presents activities on aeronautics that provide templates for building the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders and the 1903 Flyer. Activities include: (1) Early Aviation; (2) Your First Interview; (3) Your First Report; (4) Build a Model of the 1900 Glider; (5) Questions on the 1900 Glider; (6) What Would You Design?; (7) Build a Model of the 1901 Glider; (8) Forces on the 1901 Glider; (9) Questions on the 1901 Glider; (10) Wrong Ideas; (11) The Wrights' Wind Tunnel; (12) Operate the Wrights' Tunnel; (13) Build a Model of the 1902 Glider; (14) Compare the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders; (15) Prices Then and Now; (16) Build a Model of the 1903 Flyer; (17) Balancing Forces; (18) Center of Gravity; (19) How Far Did They Fly?; (20) How To Launch the Flyer; (21) Write a Press Release; (22) Design a Mission Patch; and (23) Be an Inventor. A glossary of terms is included. [This guide was produced by the NASA Glenn Research Center Office of Educational Programs in Cleveland, OH, and the NASA Aerospace Educational Coordinating Committee.]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Public Communications and Inquiries Management Office, NASA Headquarters Suite 1M32, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Tel: 202-358-0001; Fax: 202-358-3469; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)