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Inventing Flight For Schools: History Of Flight Videos

13 minutes 51 seconds

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First in the series of three productions designed to let students learn by doing, guiding them through the science and history behind the Wright Brothers' invention of powered flight. This first component contains six ten-minute segments that explore (1) humankind's historical preoccupation with the idea of flight and the life and times of the Wright Brothers; (2) the science concepts of control, lift, and propulsion; and (3) evolution of the science of flight since the Wright Brothers. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) expanded audio description, (3) English subtitles in a black box, (4) closed captions.

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Illustration of a bird and a first-generation plane with ribbed wings. Caption: They become focused on flight.
Inventing Flight For Schools
Episode 1
13 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Modern airplane about to land. Caption: As velocity decreases, lift decreases.
Inventing Flight For Schools
Episode 2
24 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Person holding a simple model airplane made of thin wood. Caption: So if I only have 5 or 6 grams of thrust here,
Inventing Flight For Schools
Episode 3
52 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12