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By Josh Gregory

Learn the way birds encouraged inventors to create gliders, balloons, and airplanes.

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New York: PowerKids Press, 2009. Solway, Andrew. Aircraft. Chicago: Raintree, 2012. Venezia, Mike. The Wright Brothers: Inventors Whose Ideas Really Took Flight. New York: Children’s Press, 2010. S. S. government site. htm Learn how you can visit the site where Orville and Wilbur Wright tested their aircraft. I N NO VATI O N S F RO M n atu r e 32 African Americans, 26–27 aircraft ailerons, 17 air pressure, 12 blimps, 8 commercial aircraft, 26 drag, 11 elevators, 16–17, 18 engines, 11, 12, 18–19, 22, 24, 26 gliders, 12–13, 14, 16–17, 18 hot air balloons, 6–8 jet engines, 11, 12, 22, 24, 26 kites, 5, 8, 18 lift, 12, 13, 14, 16–17 materials, 22 military and, 20–21, 26 passengers, 8, 20, 24 pilots, 8, 12, 14, 16–17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25–26, 26–27, 29 pitch, 17 propellers, 11, 12, 19, 22 rolls, 17 rudders, 17, 18 runways, 12 speeds, 12, 20–21, 22, 24 thrust, 11, 12, 19, 22 weight, 11, 13, 14, 18–19 wings, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 yaw, 17 zeppelins, 8 Bernoulli, Daniel, 11 birds air pressure, 11–12 chest muscles, 9 feathers, 5 gliding, 11 lift, 11, 12 momentum, 11 observations, 5, 8, 14 thrust, 11 wings, 9, 11–12, 14 books, 5, 8, 13, 14 Montgolfier, JacquesÉtienne, 6–8 Montgolfier, JosephMichel, 6–8 Ohain, Hans von, 22 Cayley, George, 12–13, 14 Coleman, Bessie, 22, 26–27 Damian de Falcuis, John, 4–5, 9 da Vinci, Leonardo, 5, 8 Hearst, William Randolph, 25–26 Henson, William, 12 About the Author Josh Gregory writes and edits books for kids.

Government. I n no vatio n s F ROM n atu r e 30 ailerons (AY-lur-ahnz) hinged surfaces at the back of an airplane wing used to produce roll aviation (ay-vee-AY-shuhn) the study, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of aircraft elevator (EL-uh-vay-tur) a movable horizontal surface used to control the pitch of an aircraft engineer (en-juh-NEER) a person who is specially trained to design and build machines or large structures jet (JET) a stream of liquid or gas forced through a small opening with great pressure to produce thrust maneuvers (muh-NOO-vurz) difficult movements that require planning and skill momentum (moh-MEN-tum) the tendency of a moving object to continue moving along its original path pitch (PICH) the degree to which an aircraft’s nose is pointing up or down pressure (PRESH-ur) the force produced by pressing on something roll (ROL) the movement of an object on an axis parallel to the direction of motion, or side to side rudder (RUHD-ur) a hinged piece of wood or metal attached to the back of an aircraft and used to control yaw Fr om B i r ds t o .

New York: PowerKids Press, 2009. Solway, Andrew. Aircraft. Chicago: Raintree, 2012. Venezia, Mike. The Wright Brothers: Inventors Whose Ideas Really Took Flight. New York: Children’s Press, 2010. S. S. government site. htm Learn how you can visit the site where Orville and Wilbur Wright tested their aircraft. I N NO VATI O N S F RO M n atu r e 32 African Americans, 26–27 aircraft ailerons, 17 air pressure, 12 blimps, 8 commercial aircraft, 26 drag, 11 elevators, 16–17, 18 engines, 11, 12, 18–19, 22, 24, 26 gliders, 12–13, 14, 16–17, 18 hot air balloons, 6–8 jet engines, 11, 12, 22, 24, 26 kites, 5, 8, 18 lift, 12, 13, 14, 16–17 materials, 22 military and, 20–21, 26 passengers, 8, 20, 24 pilots, 8, 12, 14, 16–17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25–26, 26–27, 29 pitch, 17 propellers, 11, 12, 19, 22 rolls, 17 rudders, 17, 18 runways, 12 speeds, 12, 20–21, 22, 24 thrust, 11, 12, 19, 22 weight, 11, 13, 14, 18–19 wings, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 yaw, 17 zeppelins, 8 Bernoulli, Daniel, 11 birds air pressure, 11–12 chest muscles, 9 feathers, 5 gliding, 11 lift, 11, 12 momentum, 11 observations, 5, 8, 14 thrust, 11 wings, 9, 11–12, 14 books, 5, 8, 13, 14 Montgolfier, JacquesÉtienne, 6–8 Montgolfier, JosephMichel, 6–8 Ohain, Hans von, 22 Cayley, George, 12–13, 14 Coleman, Bessie, 22, 26–27 Damian de Falcuis, John, 4–5, 9 da Vinci, Leonardo, 5, 8 Hearst, William Randolph, 25–26 Henson, William, 12 About the Author Josh Gregory writes and edits books for kids.

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