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The wright brothers for kids : How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight. / Mary Kay Carson.

Carson, Mary Kay. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781613743133 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9781613743157 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.

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Summary, etc.: 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....
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 9782 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4952 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Nonfiction.
History.
Science.
Transportation.
Genre: Electronic books.

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