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Inventing Flight For Schools

Inventing Flight For Schools

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Guides students through the science and history behind the Wright Brothers’ invention of powered flights. Students learn key science concepts and processes by flying kites, testing gliders, and experimenting with helicopter propellers. And finally, they analyze the results of each type of machine.

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