Curriculum Wright Again


Wright Again Student Activities and Lesson Plans by Date
Curriculum
The Wright Again project follows the development of the first powered aircraft from the time Wilbur and Orville Wright are young boys in 1878 through December 17, 1903—the date of the first flight. This page is a list of all of the student activities and lesson plan materials developed for the Wright Again project by date. All of the Wright Again project content adheres to National Science Standards. New materials will be added right up through December, 2003.

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Please remember materials for 1903 will not be available until 2003— 100 years from when the events first occurred.



Pre-1899 Student Activities And Lesson Plans
The Toy Helicopter - 1878
Selling Kites - About 1880
Otto Lilienthal's Gliders - 1896
Studying Bird Flight - 1896
1899 Student Activities And Lesson Plans
Ornithology - Spring 1899
The Smithsonian - Part I - May 30, 1899
The Smithsonian Letter - Part II - May 30, 1899
Wilbur Writes to the Secretary, Smithsonian Institution - June 14, 1899
Orville Wright on the Wright Experiments of 1899 - Part I
The Early Pioneers
Orville Wright on the Wright Experiments of 1899 - Part II
Lateral Equilibrium
Wilbur Writes To The U.S. Weather Bureau - November 27, 1899
Wilbur Writes To The Chief of the U.S. Weather Bureau - December 9, 1899
1900 Student Activities And Lesson Plans
Wilbur Wright writes to Octave Chanute - May 13, 1900
Chanute Writes To Wilbur - May 17, 1900
Preparing For Kitty Hawk
Material Selection - Summer, 1900
Wilbur Recalls His Trip To Kitty Hawk - September 13, 1900
Orville Describes The Glider Testing To His Sister, Katharine - October 14, 1900
Wilbur's Notebook September - October, 1900
Wind Forces - October, 18, 1900
Summarizing The 1900 Experiments December, 1900
1901 Student Activities And Lesson Plans
Anemometers - March 19, 1901
Preparing for the 1901 Experiments - May 12, 1901
Angle of Incidence - July, 1901
The Horizontal Position During Gliding Flight - July, 1901
Varying Curvature - July, 1901
A Light Weight Motor? - July 3, 1901
The Altimeter - July 4, 1901
No Better Motor Than Gravity - July 6, 1901
New Directions And Lacrosse Sticks - July 9, 1901
Adding A Rudder - July 25, 1901
First Tests On The 1901 Glider - Saturday, July 27, 1901
Less Lift, Less Control - Monday, July 29, 1901
Kite Test - Tuesday, July 30, 1901
The Upper Surface Is Modified - Wednesday, July 31, 1901
Remodelling - Friday, August 2, 1901
Reducing Drag - Wednesday, August 7, 1901
Testing The 1901 Glider - Wednesday, August 14, 1901
Testing The 1901 Glider - Thursday, August 15, 1901
Testing The 1901 Glider - Friday, August 16, 1901
Curvature Of Wing - Saturday, August 17, 1901
Chanute's Suggestions - Monday, August 19, 1901
Turning The 1901 Glider - Thursday, August 22, 1901
1902 Student Activities And Lesson Plans
Flying Machine Drawings - May 13, 1902
Mr. Herring Needs A Job - May 27, 1902
1903 Student Activities And Lesson Plans
Available Beginning January 1, 2003

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