On December 17th, 2003 the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers invention, the airplane!
Learning about the science of how airplanes fly, learning about the history of flight, celebrating the invention of the airplane: This is what Inventing Flight for Schools is all about!
This interactive website is a part of the Inventing Flight for Schools curriculum. In this hands-on curriculum, you will build kites, fly rubber-band-powered model planes, experiment with wing shapes, and do other fun and interesting activities both in class and online.
Even if you do not have a copy of the Curriculum, youll find that the activities and resources found at this site provide valuable learning experiences on their own.
This exciting, inquiry-driven curriculum for middle grade students presents the science of flight interwoven with the history behind Dayton, Ohios Wright Brothers and their inventive process. Activity-driven and standards-based, students engage in the same process that the Wright Brothers used in their Dayton workshop.
Through planned activities, students discover answers to three critical problems of flight: Control, Lift and Propulsion. Using multimedia materials, students learn both the history and science of flight, and how the Wrights laid the foundation for todays aeronautical sciences.
At the center of the curriculum is a Curriculum Kit that contains:
DVD Resource disk
Website activities and links
Other educational resources