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The Wright Brothers for kids : how they invented the airplane : 21 activities exploring the science and history of flight

Author: Mary Kay Carson; Laura D'Argo
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Contains twenty-one activities designed to help students learn about the history of flight and the Wright Brothers' invention of the airplane."
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kay Carson; Laura D'Argo
ISBN: 1556524773 9781556524776
OCLC Number: 51297165
Description: xiii, 146 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm.
Contents: Time line --
Dreams --
and nightmares --
of a flying machine --
Bishops, boys, and bicycles: Alphonse Penaud --
Fly a top --
Quick kite --
Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Neighborhood news --
Curved kite --
First thoughts of flight: Otto Lilienthal --
Watch the birds --
Flip and fly book --
The Montgolfier brothers --
Fly a balloon --
Wing it! --
Lift vs. gravity --
Thrust vs. drag --
Sir George Cayley --
Getting flight under control: Pitch, roll, and yaw --
Glide a glider --
Octave Chanute --
Gliding at Kitty Hawk: Design a paper glider --
Measure the wind --
Francis Herbert Wenham --
Testing with wind --
Make scones --
Building the world's first airplane: Propel it! --
Samuel Pierpont Langley --
Send a telegram --
Alberto Santos-Dumont --
The Wright brothers' airplane company and legacy: Aeroplane or flugzeug? --
How fast to fly? --
Louis Bleriot --
Glenn H. Curtiss --
Field guide to the air --
The fate of the Wright "Kitty Hawk" Flyer --
Appendix: Build a powered flyer (balsa wood & rubber band) --
Glossary --
Web sites to explore --
Places to visit --
Books to read.
Responsibility: Mary Kay Carson ; [interior ill. by Laura D'Argo].

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