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        Kites to Flight: Inventing with the Wright Brothers | STEM in 30

        In celebration of the anniversary of the Wilbur and Orville Wright's historic first flight in 1903, this fast-paced webcast gives students in sixth to eighth grades an introduction to the Wright brothers and the process of innovation. The program uses the Wright Flyer as a starting point to explore the concepts of flight. Visit the full archived lesson with pictures and audience comments here.

        Originally presented on December 17, 2014 | Explore the Support Materials below for the archived live-stream content with questions, comments, and images shared during the live event.

        Kites to Flight: Inventing with the Wright Brothers Webcast | STEM in 30

        In celebration of the anniversary of the Wilbur and Orville Wright's historic first flight in 1903, this fast-paced webcast gives students an introduction to the Wright brothers and the process of innovation. The program uses the Wright Flyer as a starting point to explore the concepts of flight.

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        Inside the Wright Brothers' Engine | STEM in 30

        Take a peak inside the engine that powered the first airplane. See how a simple engine works from the inside out with this cut-away replica.

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        The Wright Brothers and Bicycles | STEM in 30

        How is a bicycle like an airplane? Curator Peter Jakab explains how the Wright brothers took their knowledge of bicycles and applied it to making airplanes.

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        Why the Wrights? | STEM in 30

        Ever wondered why the Wright brothers succeeded in building a working airplane when others failed? Curator Peter Jakab explains what set the Wright brothers apart from the rest.

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        Wing Warping | STEM in 30

        The Wright brothers developed a unique control system for their airplanes. Curator Tom Crouch demonstrates how the Wrights warped the wings of their aircraft to control roll.

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