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Meet the Wright Brothers: A 100 Years of Flight Activity

This reading activity recounts the incredible story of Orville and Wilbur Wright, from high school dropouts to the pioneers of flight.


3–5, 6–8

Activity Type

  • Activities and Games

"Meet the Wright Brothers" recounts the story of Orville and Wilbur's life. Students will be able to see what it took for these brothers to achieve a goal that seemed impossible—and deadly.


Learning Objectives

While participating in 100 Years of Flight, students become proficient with several of these skills.

  • Use Web technology to access information.
  • Distinguish between an observation and a fact.
  • Compare and contrast the accomplishments of several pilots and scientists
  • Reflect on what has been learned after reading by formulating ideas, opinions, and personal responses

Susan Cheyney

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