Early Flight Inquiries
You will have one full week for these. Please plan your time wisely.
a four-stanza poem about balloons, planes, bird flight or a moment in
a biographical sketch about one of the following: The Wright Brothers,
Leonardo DaVinci, John Glenn or another person involved in flight at the
a newspaper account of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first flight
early airplanes- write a description about at least five different planes,
only one can have a jet engine, include an illustration of each.
hot air balloons include different models, weights and height
restrictions as well as describe how they work. (250 word minimum)
Math and Science
10 cities in the US; create a chart with the mileage by car and the
mileage by plane if you were traveling from Cedar Rapids. You must also include estimated
times for each.
a diagram of a bird or plane, using arrows and definitions, explain lift
- Make a time-line of mans early
attempts at flight
a detailed diagram of a bird showing close-up of its wing.
a well-constructed paper airplane-mount it on cardboard and label its
a diorama of Orville and Wilbur’s experience at Kitty Hawk.
you are living during the time of the first plane flights. Create a poster enticing very
frightened people to try it.
Give correct dates and be specific with encouraging details.
a “photo-like picture” of the first hot-air balloon flight. This means you must be accurate
as to who, what when and where.
Da Vinci’s sketches of early flight vehicles- reproduce one and write a
caption explaining its significance today.
Inspiration, create a web about planes, birds, or hot air balloons.
the web created to write a five-paragraph report (minimum) about the
topic you chose. This must
neatly word processed with at least one picture inserted.
a power point presentation about a topic of your choice.
a video commercial on the history of flight.
I know that I have one week to complete this set of
Inquiries. I will have 45
minutes a day in class and this will be my homework for the week. All Inquiries will be due on
__________________. In order to
achieve my own personal best, I will contract to do _______ (number)
Inquiries. If I get done sooner
I will change my goal higher, but I will not lower my standards.
Student Signature _____________________________
Teacher Signature _____________________________