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The Wright Stuff: Flying the Wright Flyer

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Mathematics +5 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

The birth of aeronautical engineering began in the Wright brothers' bike shop in Dayton, Ohio. The family tree of airplanes can be traced back to the Wright brothers' 1903 Flyer. The principles of flight that got the Wrights into the air are the same today. Join STEM in 30 as we investigate the principles of flight and how the Wright Flyer made it into the air and into the history books.

December 14, 2016

Wright Brothers Lesson Plan

STEM in 30 at National Air and Space Museum

The Wright Brothers Discover Aspect Ratio

National Air and Space Museum

The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Wilbur Wright

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Orville Wright

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

1903 Wright Flyer

National Air and Space Museum

1909 Wright Military Flyer

National Air and Space Museum

1900 Wright Glider (reproduction)

National Air and Space Museum