Lesson Plan - Get It!
An amazing flight for 1903! How did the Wright brothers do it?
Image by John T. Daniels, via Wikimedia Commons, is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppprs.00626 and is in the public domain in the United States.
Man has long been interested in flight.
Many flying machines were tested in the early 19th century because of this quest and desire to fly. In 1903, the Wright Brothers were able to successfully fly an airplane. They spent five years designing and testing a powered airplane that could fly instead of glide, because they figured out the forces of aerodynamics (as defined by Learner's Dictionary).
In this lesson, you will discover the four forces of aerodynamics and investigate how planes can fly. First, let's take a look at the Wright Brothers' historic first flight. Watch Wright Brothers' First Flight, 1903:
Now that you have watched the footage of the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, it's time to examine the forces of aerodynamics. Watch How Do Planes Fly? to take a closer look: