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Wright Brothers

Biographical and Other Information Sites

World Almanac for Kids Online: Wilbur & Orville Wright  - get facts about the important achievements of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Orville and Wilbur Wright  - read a profile on these brothers in flight.

Flights of Inspiration - read about the Wright brothers who made the first flight, and Alcock and Brown, who made the first transatlantic flight. Use the section titled "Your Own Flight" to design your own model aircraft.

Wright Page - has a biography, family photo album, and more.

Wright Again - To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of flight, "Wright Again" leads elementary, middle, and high school students through the technical development of one of the most unique aircraft in the world—the first successfully flown powered airplane, the 1903 Wright Flyer. "Wright Again" will "virtually" recreate the development and construction of the Wright Flyer on the web.

How We Made the First Flight - somewhat technical description of how the Wright brothers prepared for their first flight, written by Orville Wright.

Re-Living the Wright Way - an overview of the Wright Brothers invention process.

Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company  - virtual museum dedicated to Wilbur and Orville Wright and the early days of human flight. Check out the virtual hangar and listen to the ragtime music of that era.

AIAA Wright Flyer Project - discover this project by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics that aims to build a replica of the Wright Flyer and repeat the first flight by the Wright Brothers.

First Flight  - learn about the Wright brothers experiments that led to their first flight. Includes a cool flight simulator.

Other Fun Stuff

NASA Quest - Kid's Corner - Contains a Wright Flyer Word Search and a Wright Flyer Slider Puzzle

2003 Wright Brothers Game - Test your knowledge about Orville land wilbur Wright's first historic powered flight and see if you can fly further tahan they did on December 17, 1903.

Models of the Wright Brothers' Aircraft - Grades 6-10 - This activity presents plans and step-by-step instructions for building scale models of the Wright brothers aircraft from 1900 to 1903 using readily available materials (styrofoam meat trays and toothpicks).

Adventures of Chip Tracer - join this cyberjournalist on her adventures back in time to get the real truth behind news stories, including the Wright Brothers' first flight. This is a comic strip type adventure that requires shockwave.

Page last updated May 6, 2005
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