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Today you are going to find out about the Wright brothers who, it is thought, invented

 the first flying machine.


First of all, you are going to explore some vocabulary that you will come across.

Have a go at thinking about what you think each word below might mean and then

 look up the definition in a dictionary.

aerodynamic, pioneer, glider, efficient, navigate, warped.

You could use a chart like the one below to record the words.


Now watch the clip below. Remember to listen out for the words you have explored.

The Wright Brothers: First Successful Aeroplane 1903

 (spelt Airplane in this American video).







The Wright Brothers, First Successful Airplane (1903)

Human Achievements / Firsts Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867, Millville, Indiana and Orville Wright was born on August 19, 1871, Dayton, Ohio. Both b...

Find out some more information here:

Ducksters – Wright Brothers


Note down any words that are unfamiliar to you in your chart and find out

 the meaning of these words.

At the bottom of the webpage is a quiz.

Click on the link to test your knowledge by completing the ten question quiz!