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        WWI: How History Shaped Technology | STEM in 30

        The Wright brothers had only taken to the sky 14 years before the US entered World War I, but airplanes still played a vital role in the war effort. Because of the events of WWI, airplane technology developed at an incredible rate. This fast-paced webcast looks at how airplanes changed in this short time, how other technology advanced, and how airplanes were used throughout WWI. Visit the full archived lesson with pictures and audience comments here.

        Originally presented on April 8, 2015 | Explore the Support Materials below for the archived live-stream content with questions, comments, and images shared during the live event.

        WWI: How History Shaped Technology Webcast | STEM in 30

        The Wright brothers had only taken to the sky 14 years before the US entered World War I, but airplanes still played a vital role in the war. Because of the events of WWI, airplane technology developed at an incredible rate. This fast-paced webcast looks at how technology advanced throughout WWI.

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        The Interrupter Gear | STEM in 30

        Open-cockpit propeller-driven aircraft made early aerial warfare particularly dangerous. The interrupter gear was invented to allow a machine gun to fire through an airplane propeller.

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        World War One Era Planes at the National Air and Space Museum | STEM in 30

        Discover some of the World War One aircraft on view at the National Air and Space Museum. Curator Peter Jakab describes some of the examples of technological innovation during the Great War in the air.

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