The Wright Brothers

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The Wright Brothers

Fun Facts1. The brothers started a newspaper "The WestSide News" in 1889.2. Neither Orville or Wilbur ever attended college. 3. In 1892 they opened a bike shop fixing bicycles and selling their own bike design.

Childrens LiteratureThe Wright Brothers: The Flight to Adventure by JoAnn Early MackenThe Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk by Donald J. SobolThe Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman

SS5H3 The student will describe how life changed in America at the turn of thecenturyb. Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight)

Orville Wright: Wilbur Wright: 1871- 1948 1867- 1912

ContributionAfter the death of Otto Lilienthal a German aviator the brothers studied, they decided to start experimenting with flight so they moved to Kitty Hawk, NC. They began observing birds and noticed that they angled their wings to balance control their bodies during flight giving the brother the idea of "Wing Warping". They used this concept to build their airplane. On December 17, 1903 they succeeded in flying the first airplane with a pilot aboard. It flew for 59 seconds and went 852 ft. Orville and Wilbur Wright became known as the "Fathers of Aviation" for their invention of the airplane.

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