Wright Brothers and the Airplane:A Webquest/Extension Activities

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Gail Hennessey
Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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Did you know that people actually thought that the airplane would have not real purpose? Less than 10 people showed up for the Wright Brothers attempt to make history on that December 17, 1903, morning. This informative web quest will help students learn about the Wright Brothers and their first flight. Extension activities as well as additional links for information are also provided as is the key. Several common core standards are addressed as well.

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New: Reader's Theater Script on the Wright Brothers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wright-Brothers-Wilbur-and-Orville-A-Readers-Theater-Script-4536348

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THIS READING PASSAGE includes Did You Know? fun facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities.

Great for Women's History Month, during a unit on aviation or as a Friday activity.


I have many Reader's Theater Scripts on people in history, science and literature.


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Total Pages
9 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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