Wikijunior:Famous Inventors/Inventors in Transportation/Wilber and Orville Wright

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Where they were born.[edit | edit source]

They were born in the United States of America.


What was there childhood like?[edit | edit source]

Did You Know?

  • They invented the first working airplane!
  • It was called Kitty Hawk
  • The flight lasted only 12 seconds! Its next flight was 59 seconds.

Catherine Koerner (1831–1889). Wilbur Wright was born near Millville, Indiana in 1867; Orville in Dayton, Ohio in 1871. The brothers never married. The other Wright siblings were named Reuchlin (1861–1920), Lorin (1862–1939), Katharine (1874–1929), and twins Otis and Ida.

Why did this person become interested in science?[edit | edit source]

Did this person go to school?[edit | edit source]

Yes they did go to school.

What problem did he or she uncover that needed solving?[edit | edit source]

What solutions had already been tried that did not solve the problem? Why wasn't it working?[edit | edit source]

What they invented.[edit | edit source]

They invented the first airplane that flew under its own power.

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How did the invention solve the problem?[edit | edit source]

How has this inventor changed people and the world?[edit | edit source]

When they died.[edit | edit source]

Wilbur died in 1912, Orville died in 1948

Kitty Hawk, 1903, on a 2001 coin

If you could ask this inventor one question, what would you ask?[edit | edit source]

How did you make a plane? How did you start off?

If you could bring this inventor to today and tell him or her one thing, what would you tell him or her about the effect of his or her invention?[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]