The Toy Helicopter - 1878
Student Activity - Page 1 of 2
The Wright Brothers' lifelong interest in flight began when they were
young students. They built copies of a toy helicopter, but the larger
models they built did not fly.
Students are introduced to the forces of flight.
Students duplicate the actions of the Wright brothers
by building and experimenting with a toy helicopter.
reasons why the Wrights' larger toy helicopters did not fly.
NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS:
Motions And Forces
Science As Inquiry:
Abilities Necessary To Do Scientific Inquiry
Science and Technology:
Understanding About Science and Technology
History And Nature Of Science:
Science As A Human Endeavor
Nature Of Science
History Of Science
STANDARDS FOR TECHNOLOGY LITERACY:
The Attributes Of Design
The Role Of Troubleshooting, Research And Development, Invention And
Innovation, And Experimentation In Problem Solving
Abilities For A Technological World:
Apply The Design Process
The Designed World:
LECTURE AND PREPARATION TIME:
Three 60 minute class periods
WORDS TO KNOW:
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Photographs used courtesy of the Wright State University - Dunbar Library.