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The wright brothers for kids [electronic resource] : 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
  • Date Published: 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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