EAL Nexus Resource The first aeroplane flight Story
EAL Nexus Resource The first aeroplane flight Story cards Subject: History Age group:
5-7 Topic: Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
Bell Educational Trust 2016 EAL Nexus free downloadable teaching materials https://eal.britishcouncil.org/ This resource was originally developed by L. Webster and has been adapted for EAL Nexus. The story of the Wright brothers
Orville and Wilbur Wright were brothers. When they were boys, their father gave them a toy helicopter. They sold and repaired bicycles. But
they wanted to know about flying. They studied aeronautics. They made kites. They wanted to make an airplane. They studied how birds fly.
In 1900, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew a glider at a place called Kitty Hawk. It was the first glider with a pilot. But they wanted to make a better glider. In 1901 they made a bigger glider.
But it often spun out of control. On 17 December 1903 they flew an aeroplane called The Flyer. It had an engine. The first flight on lasted 12 seconds and went 120 feet.
The fourth flight lasted 59 seconds and went 852 feet. Image attributions 1. 2. 3. 4.
5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
11. 12. Orville Wright: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Orville_Wright.jpg Public domain image of Orville Wright, taken in 1905. Wilbur Wright: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wilbur_Wright-crop.jpg By Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright (credited as photographers) ,  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Wright brothers: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wright_Brothers_in_1910.jpg By Photoprint
copyrighted by Cole & Co. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons A toy helicopter: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Viking_Toys_helicopter.JPG By Gwafton (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons A bicycle company: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WrightBrothersBicycle.JPG 350z33 at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons Studied aeronautics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/selltextbooks/4061590976 Public domain via pixabay A kite: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed-wing_aircraft#/media/File%3AKinderspiele_1828_Drachensteigen.jpg
By Johann Michael Voltz (Illustration), Johann Carl Bock (engraving) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Birds in flight: http://www.public-domain-image.com/free-images/fauna-animals/birds/osprey-pictures/osprey-bird-in-flight/attach ment/osprey-bird-in-flight Public domain by Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Flew a glider: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wright-Glider-LC-DIG-ppprs-00571.jpg By (unknown) (http://lcweb2.loc.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Bigger glider: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wright_1901_glider_landing.jpg By Orville Wright? (
Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The 1903 aeroplane: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:First_flight2.jpg By John T. Daniels [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Stop watch: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stopwatch2.jpg By Hydrargyrum (enwiki) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. British Council 2014
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