Control Surfaces Videoconference and Webcast Information
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Description: The Wright Brothers' first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, was the culmination of years of hard work, experimentation, and research. The Wright Brothers developed a system modeled after the flight of birds called wing warping to solve their greatest hurdle--controlling the aircraft once it was airborne. Learn how the Wright Brothers' research paved the way for the first 100 years of powered flight and it's effect on future flight.
1. The week before the event, have your students complete the pre-conference assessment (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/ControlSurfaces/ControlSurfaces_PreCA.htm). We will receive the results automatically. Then have your students complete one or both of the pre-conference activities (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/ControlSurfaces/pre_activ.htm).
2. After the event, have your students complete one or all of the post-conference activities (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/ControlSurfaces/post_activ.htm). Then have them complete the post-conference assessment found on the same webpage. We will receive the results automatically.
We would love to receive feedback on Out of Control from you (https://ehb2.gsfc.nasa.gov/edcats/centers/lltp_dl_feedback.html) and your students (https://ehb2.gsfc.nasa.gov/edcats/centers/ltp_student.html).
Questions from participants are encouraged throughout the session.
The one-hour, fully interactive videoconference/webcast will connect one or both of these NASA aeronautical engineers, Teryn DalBello and Tom Benson, with your students and feature Wilbur Wright! To learn more about the presenters visit the links below.
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