The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight (For Kids series #1) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the For Kids series series.
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- #25: Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities (For Kids series #25) (Paperback): $19.99
- #49: Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series #49) (Paperback): $18.95
- #70: Alexander Graham Bell for Kids: His Life and Inventions, with 21 Activities (For Kids series #70) (Paperback): $16.99
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.