Cover of "Learning to Fly: The Wright
Brothers' Adventure" educator guide
This guide has it all. There are 23 classroom activities that are tied to National Science Standards and National Mathematics Standards. The introduction provides a brief overview of Wilbur and Orville Wright and circumstances surrounding their invention process.
The guide takes you on a journey through the development of the Wright gliders and airplanes with a series of writing activities based on research-oriented material. Students are challenged to assume the identity of a reporter from the Dayton Daily News in the early 1900s and create interview questions for the Wright brothers. Other writing activities follow with emphasis on design and testing.
Constructing models with basic supplies
This guide was produced by the NASA Glenn Research Center Office of Educational Programs in Cleveland, Ohio, and the NASA Aerospace Educational Coordinating Committee.