The Wright Brothers for Kids

The Wright Brothers for Kids : How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight

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Winner of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Children's Literature Award. 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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 9mm | 580g
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • English
  • b/w photos
  • 1556524773
  • 9781556524776
  • 343,359

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