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History of Airplanes: Orville & Wilbur Wright Unit Study

As we shift from spring into summer, a fun outdoor unit study is just the thing to bring your homeschool out of the home and into the fresh air! Explore the history of airplanes with a unique unit study you can tailor to your own students’ interests and abilities. Check out these resources for learning history and science through simple, hands-on activities.

Check out these ideas from Homeschool Helper and learn how to incorporate history, science, math, social studies, and language arts into your history of flight unit study.

This article from Popular Mechanics features 30 of the most important airplanes of all time–from Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first flying machine to Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis to the advancements in modern commercial and fighter planes.

Bring hands-on science to your homeschool with this experiment in aerodynamics. Your students can test the effects of drag by experimenting with different paper airplane designs.

Even though the industrial era that saw the rise of airplanes, machines, moving pictures, and more was dominated by male figures, there are many influential and innovative women to study. This blog post explores the influential women in the history of flight and aviation.

This fascinating read links the enthusiasm and momentum of the evolving design of bicycles to the ingenuity that led to the invention of the airplane. Explore the butterfly effect in action in the world of science and invention.

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