First Flight

Today is the anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight in 1903.  Check out these sites:

Explore the Wright shed at Kitty Hawk, take a virtual flight, and relive the Wright Brothers’ flight through narrated interactive and photo slide shows: http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/wright/wright.html

Wright Brothers Game.  Visit the museum room to read and learn about the Wright Brothers and their achievements.  Then head to the dunes of Kitty Hawk to answer questions about what you have learned:  http://www.ueet.nasa.gov/StudentSite/games/wb2k3/wb2k3.html

The inspiration- The Wright Brothers first became interested in flight when they were young and their father brought home a toy helicopter.  Find out more here, including instructions on how to make a similar heliocopter: http://wings.avkids.com/Book/Wright/history1_p18991.html 

When Pigs Fly (US mint.gov activity).  Learn about how planes fly and practice your skills in a virtual flight game: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/whenPigsFly/  

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