Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion
Wilbur and Orville Wright were famous inventors and leaders in the field of aviation. Their work uncovered the basic secrets of flight. You are going to learn many amazing facts about these brothers and why they changed the world. For example did you know:
With a partner, research more information about the Wright Brothers. You will complete a "Did You Know Report," create an appropriate visual aid, and create your own paper airplane. You will need to take notes about the Wright Brothers. At the end of your research, you will prepare a "Did You Know Report" using ten of your best facts and share about your visual aid. You will also create your own paper airplane and enter it in a paper airplane contest. Both the report and paper airplane will be shared with your classmates.
At the computer:
Read all directions before you click.
Go to Resources. Click on the links to view, read and then take notes about the Wright Brothers and how to create your paper airplane.
Plan to find and list at least thirty facts about the Wright Brothers.
In the classroom:
View, read and take notes to be prepared to do a "Did You Know Report," visual aid, and create a paper airplane.
The Wright Brothers Henry Ford Museum Online Exhibits
Secrets Of Flight
Paper Airplane Contest
Materials for visual aid
The students will evaluate themselves based on the following criteria:
After completing the Wright Brothers' WebQuest, listening to the "Did You Know Reports," and creating your own paper airplane, you will have discovered why the Wright Brothers changed the world.
This webquest was created by Sharon Goldschmidt who is a teacher at Pleasant Garden Elementary in the Guildford County School System.