|Our class has enjoyed our study of
the Wright Brothers and their wonderful inventions. We began our study
of the Wright Brothers by reading several books. We read: The Wright
Brothers by Pamela Duncan Edwards, First Flight by Caryn
Jenner, The Wondrous Whirligig by Andrew Glass, and First to
Fly by Peter Busby. After learning so much about Orville and Wilbur
Wright, we watched a wonderful video: Charlie Brown: The Wright
Brothers at Kitty Hawk.
After reading several books and visiting many web sites about the Wright Brothers, we wrote stories about the Wright Brothers.
The Wright brother's interest in flying started with a toy helicopter. First they started a printing press. Next they opened a bicycle shop. Then they started building gliders. Finally they built the famous flyer!
The Wright brothers tried many times to fly The Flyer. Each time they learned new things about flying. They learned that the Flyer needed to go uphill instead of downhill when taking off. They went to Kitty Hawk to fly the first airplane because it had strong winds and sand to land on. On December 19 1903, the Flyer flew for 12 seconds and went 120 feet.
I liked their inventions a lot. It was important to the history of flight because they built the first airplane powered by a motor.
We wrote a character poem about the two brothers.
The Wright Brothers
Wilbur and Orville
Next we wrote 5 W's poems
Then we made paper airplanes and went outside to fly them. It took us a little while to figure out the best place to fly our planes. The wind was blowing, so we tried several places on our playground before we found the best place to fly our planes. We measured our flight paths to the nearest inch.
Next we made a bar graph showing all of the distances the airplanes had flown. Then we wrote some questions about the graph.
Finally, we thought about the important things in the life of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Then we created a timeline about the two brothers.