The Toy Helicopter - 1878
Student Activity - Page 1 of 2

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OBJECTIVES:

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.
  • Students determine reasons why the Wrights' larger toy helicopters did not fly.
  • NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS:
    Physical Science:
  • 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:
    Design:

  • The Attributes Of Design
  • Engineering 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:
  • Construction Technologies
  • LECTURE AND PREPARATION TIME:


    60 minutes

    LESSON TIME:


    Three 60 minute class periods

    WORDS TO KNOW:

    • drag
    • fin
    • force
    • gravity
    • lift
    • propeller
    • propulsion
    • rotor
    • thrust


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