Problem Solving with the Wright Brothers

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Link to Resource: https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:Smithsonian Institution
Summary: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. December 2003 will mark the 100th Anniversary of this historic and groundbreaking achievement. Learn how two small town businessmen invented a technology that would define the 20th century.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Structure and function
Subjects: 6-8; activities; elementary school; k-5 geosource; lesson; middle school
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