Wilbur and Orville Wright, otherwise known as the Wright Brothers, developed the first successful airplane and became national heroes. In this Wright Brothers Unit Study, children will learn all about the life and achievements of these two brothers.
The Wright Brothers Unit Study
This 45-page printable pack, is a great way for kids to learn more about flight and the two brothers that are considered to be the fathers of modern aviation.
Wilbur and Orville Wright were born four years apart and grew up in a small town in Ohio. The boys grew up inventing things and became interested in flight when their dad gave them a toy helicopter that flew with the help of rubber bands. They studied how kites and birds flew and used this information to help design wings for their gliders and planes. They also had to learn about to make propellers and an engine for powered flight. There was a lot of technology, study and courage involved.
After experimenting with gliders for many years, they were finally ready to take their first flight. This flight was done by Orville. It took place at Kitty Hawk North Carolina on December 14, 1903. This flight lasted for 12 seconds and they flew for 120 feet. Over the rest of the day, both brothers made additional flights that were longer. Kitty Hawk was chosen due to its hill, good breezes and sandy ground which helped to soften the landings. This flight was a milestone for transportation throughout the world and has been improved over the years. Today people can travel long distances in a few hours on a plane.
In this Unit Study, you will learn about:
- Orville and Wilbur Wright
- Flying Machines
- The Wright Family
- The Print Shop
- The Bicycle Shop
- Changes the Wright Brothers made
- The Engines they Used
- The First Flight
- Remembering The Wright Brothers
- Timeline of Events
- All answers are included
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