The Wright Brothers

  • Year Groups: 3, 4
  • Key Stage: KS2

SKU: SP34CS40100

What qualities did the Wright brothers possess that made them such an effective team of inventors and entrepreneurs? As they learn about the extraordinary work of the brothers as they raced to build the world's first powered flying machine, children are challenged to consider how they too can be effective team members.

Teamwork is not the only focus of these lessons, however, as children will go on to consider how to work scientifically as they design, make, test and improve paper gliders. They'll have to work together, interpreting and applying the results of their tests as they race to create gliders with a stable, predictable flight pattern – eventually adding rubber-band power to make them fly even further!