Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Wright Brothers Day!

December 17th is Wright Brothers Day, the anniversary of the day Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful mechanical flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.

Here are some links about flying and the history of flight for both students and adults...

NASA's history of flight is a kid-friendly student page with links and games.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History page has a linked timeline for users.

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's website has a great education section for students and teachers.

The Chanute Air Museum has a cool explanation of how a heavy, boxy airplane gets up--and stays up.

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