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									The Wright Brothers
     EDE 417-01

   Miranda Walker
  Heather Woessner

Developed for 1st Grade
• Students will become knowledgeable
  about the Wright Brothers (Wilbur
  and Orville Wright)

• Students will demonstrate
  comprehension of information by
  drawing and writing about their own
  flying machine
• View power point presentation about
  the Wright Brothers
• Read The Wright Brothers: Pioneers
  of Flight by Ian Graham
• Write about and draw “My Own Flying
•   Computer
•   Projector
•   Power Point presentation
•   Lined paper with drawing area
•   Pencils
•   Crayons/Markers
•   Book The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of
    Flight by Ian Graham
Wilbur Wright
      • Born in Millville,
        Indiana, on April
        16, 1867
      • Died from typhoid
        fever at the age
        of 45

       Wilbur- 13 years old
      Facts about Wilbur
• Presented an independent personality
• Never graduated from high school
• Loved to read and write!

“I have always thought I would like to be a
                    -Wilbur Wright
Orville Wright
       • Born in Dayton
         on August 19,
       • Died at the age
         of 76 from a
         heart attack

       Orville- 9 years old
      Facts about Orville

• Developed an interest in technology
  and science early in life
• More of an inventor than Wilbur
• Very shy but a class clown
• Never graduated from high school
• In 1884 the Wright Family moved to
• 7 Hawthorne Street Dayton, Ohio
The West Side Newspaper
• In 1889 the Wright Brothers started
  the West Side News
• It was a weekly newspaper that
  Wilbur and Orville Wright published
  briefly in 1889 and 1891
    The Wright Cycle Company
• In 1893 The Wright
Brothers started a bicycle
shop that allowed them to
rent and repair bicycles.

• Only 5 of the Wright
Brothers’ bicycles
exist to this day.
The Van Cleve
 sold for $65

The St. Claire
sold for
         The Beginning
• The Wright Brothers developed their
  plans for a flying machine from
  bicycle concepts
             Kitty Hawk

                Wright Flyer 1
“ On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk,
  North Carolina, the Wright Flyer became
  the first powered, heavier-than-air
  machine to achieve controlled, sustained
  flight with a pilot aboard.”
• This stopwatch was used to time the
  Wright Brothers’ flights at Kitty
• The first successful flight was 12
  seconds long and covered 120 feet
      Huffman Prairie

• Travel to Kitty Hawk was tedious
• The Wright Brothers found a local
  cow pasture just outside of Dayton
  where they could extend their
  experiments and practices
• The farmer who owned Huffman
  Prairie didn’t not charge rent to the
  brothers but he insisted that they
  make sure the farm animals were out
  of the way first!
           Wright Flyer 2
• The Wright Flyer 2 worked well
• However, Wilbur and Orville still found it
  difficult to control
• On October 20, 1904 the Wright Brothers
  flew the first complete circle in an aircraft
• The flight was 1 minute, 36 seconds and
  covered 4,080 feet
         Wright Flyer 3
• The Wright Flyer 3 was much easier to
• The Wright Brothers began to stay in the
  air for longer and longer periods of time
              The Ending
• In 1905, the Wright Brothers’
  experimental period ended
• With their third powered airplane, they
  now routinely made flights lasting several
• On October 5, Wilbur made an amazing
  flight in which he circled the field 30
  times in 39 minutes for a total distance of
  24 1/2 miles
Read about the Wright
  “My Own Flying Machine”
• If you could invent your own flying

What would it look like?
How would it work?
Where would you fly it?

    Write and draw about your own flying






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