Lift: The Flight of Kites

Eli Whitney Museum

Show Menu
Thumbnail of Lift: The Flight of Kites  project

How did the Wrights construct their science of flight?
They built kites. Master light weight materials. Learn efficient strength. Experiment with the geometry of lift. Discover how the ancient wisdom of kites launched the modern understanding of flight. An art/science project.

Projects adapted from Inventing Flight, a national curriculum to celebrate the dawn of flight’s second century.

Back to Top