The Wright Brothers for Kids

How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight

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Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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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.

Thomas Edison for Kids

His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities

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Author: Laurie Carlson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors, is introduced in this fascinating activity book. Children will learn how Edison ushered in an astounding age of invention with his unique way of looking at things and refusal to be satisfied with only one solution to a problem. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists, as well as persevere with their own ideas. Activities allow children to try Edison's experiments themselves, with activities such as making a puppet dance using static electricity, manufacturing a switch for electric current, constructing a telegraph machine, manipulating sound waves, building an electrical circuit to test for conductors and insulators, making a zoetrope, and testing a dandelion for latex. In addition to his inventions and experiments, the book explores Edison's life outside of science, including his relationship with inventor Nikola Tesla, his rivalry with George Westinghouse, and his friendship with Henry Ford. A time line, glossary, and lists of supply sources, places to visit, and websites for further exploration complement this activity book.

How We Invented the Airplane

An Illustrated History

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Author: Orville Wright

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135691

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 96

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This fascinating firsthand account covers the Wright Brothers' early experiments, construction of planes and motors, first flights, and much more. Introduction and commentary by Fred C. Kelly. 76 photographs.

Galileo for Kids

His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities

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Author: Richard Panchyk

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 161374188X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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Biography of the man who invented the telescope and proved the earth revolves around the sun. Includes activities.

Exploring the Solar System

A History with 22 Activities

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Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781435261822

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

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A guidebook to exploring the solar system describes the history of space exploration where telescopes, satellites, and human missions lead to amazing discoveries, in a book with over twenty space-related activities such as mapping the Moon's surface.

The Wright Brothers

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Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School

ISBN: 9780153052309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 129

View: 334

Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.

Book of Flight

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Author: Judith E. Rinard

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 9346

The ultimate guide to the world of flight documents the extraordinary men and women who turned the dream of flying into a reality; brings to life the monumental milestones that changed our world forever, from the development of ballooning to the building of the International Space Station; and provides a wealth of photographs and illustrations that capture the development of flight. Simultaneous.

Visions of a Flying Machine

The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention

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Author: Peter L. Jakab

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 158834438X

Category: History

Page: 282

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This acclaimed book on the Wright Brothers takes the reader straight to the heart of their remarkable achievement, focusing on the technology and offering a clear, concise chronicle of precisely what they accomplished and how they did it. This book deals with the process of the invention of the airplane and how the brothers identified and resolved a range of technical puzzles that others had attempted to solve for a century. Step by step, the book details the path of invention (including the important wind tunnel experiments of 1901) which culminated in the momentous flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, the first major milestone in aviation history. Enhanced by original photos, designs, drawings, notebooks, letters and diaries of the Wright Brothers, Visions of a Flying Machine is a fascinating book that will be of interest to engineers, historians, enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the process of invention.

101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement

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Author: Frank Sennett

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452235597

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Sennett's user-friendly book outlines 101 motivational stunts, accompanied by successful case studies, that educators can employ to creatively inspire and motivate students to higher academic achievement.

Early History of the Airplane

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Author: Orville Wright,Wilbur Wright

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455447064

Category: Transportation

Page: 609

View: 2339

First-hand account of the invention of the airplane by Orville and Wilbur Wright.The book begins: "THOUGH the subject of aerial navigation is generally considered new, it has occupied the minds of men more or less from the earliest ages. Our personal interest in it dates from our childhood days. Late in the autumn of 1878 our father came into the house one evening with some object partly concealed in his hands, and before we could see what it was, he tossed it into the air. Instead of falling to the floor, as we expected, it flew across the room, till it struck the ceiling, where it fluttered awhile, and finally sank to the floor."

The Wright Brothers

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Author: Elizabeth MacLeod,Andrej Krystoforski

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554530539

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Including the Chanute-Wright Letters and Other Papers of Octave Chanute

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Author: Wilbur Wright,Orville Wright,Octave Chanute,Marvin Wilks McFarland

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780071367967

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 1278

View: 1973

First Flight

The story of the Wright Brothers

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Author: Caryn Jenner

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409364313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9452

Learn about the amazing story of Wilbur and Orville Wright with First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers, a Level 4 DK Reader, now in ebook format. Help your child learn to love reading, while they explore the world of the first flying machines. Stunning photographs combine with engaging age-appropriate stories and have rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure, additional information, alphabetical glossary and index to help challenge growing readers and build literacy skills. Read them together with children who are reading alone and with reluctant readers. First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers is perfect for reading aloud and you'll both love the exciting images.

To Conquer the Air

The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

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Author: James Tobin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439135495

Category: History

Page: 448

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James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel Langley across ten years and two continents to conquer the air. For years, Wilbur Wright and his younger brother, Orville, experimented in obscurity, supported only by their exceptional family. Meanwhile, the world watched as Samuel Langley, armed with a contract from the US War Department and all the resources of the Smithsonian Institution, sought to create the first manned flying machine. But while Langley saw flight as a problem of power, the Wrights saw a problem of balance. Thus their machines took two very different paths—Langley’s toward oblivion, the Wrights’ toward the heavens—though not before facing countless other obstacles. With a historian’s accuracy and a novelist’s eye, Tobin has captured an extraordinary moment in history. To Conquer the Air is itself a heroic achievement.

The Wright Brothers

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Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728763

Category: History

Page: 336

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot. Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed. In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” (The Economist), master historian David McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” (The Washington Post) and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished” (The Wall Street Journal). He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars” (The New York Times Book Review).

Science Comics: Flying Machines

How the Wright Brothers Soared

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Author: Alison Wilgus

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1250169410

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Take to the skies with Flying Machines! Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright Brothers’ journey. Though they weren’t as wealthy as their European counterparts, their impressive achievements demanded attention on the international stage. Thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright Brothers’ flying machines took off.

Childrens' Catalog

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Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.

Henry Ford for Kids

His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities

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Author: Ronald A. Reis

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613730934

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9698

An in-depth and realistic portrait of the man who "put America on wheels" Detailing Henry Ford's childhood as a precocious farm-boy mechanic, his revolutionary labor and production ideas, and the lasting legacy of his widespread philanthropy, author Ronald A. Reis also does not shy away from his eccentricities. The issues that stirred controversy are discussed, such as the industrialist's anti-Semitic views and his pacifist beliefs. Packed with historic photos and illuminating sidebars, Henry Ford for Kids brings the turn of the 20th century to life, touching on related topics such as the popularity of "auto polo," the Great War, and the life of industrial architect Albert Kahn. Twenty-one hands-on activities encourage budding innovators to apply engineering and production ideas and learn more about the era as kids will build a lemon-powered battery, make a moving assembly line, learn to dance the waltz, design an automobile dashboard, and much more.

Birdmen

The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

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Author: Lawrence Goldstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345538056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The award-winning author of Lefty explores the life-risking rivalry between the Wright Brothers and machinist Glenn Hammond Curtiss, assessing how their patent war shaped early aviation and ultimately cost one of the men his life. 15,000 first printing.