Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) aviation concepts engaged McKinney High School ninth graders in lively dialogue as they huddled in a Texas classroom to determine which turn-of-the-century aviation pioneer first attained powered flight—Orville and Wilbur Wright or Gustave Albin Whitehead. “I’m going with the Wright Brothers,” declared student Aryn Esmair, who considered but quickly dismissed Whitehead’s claim to have flown a body-shift-controlled steam-powered aircraft about 25 feet before it crashed into a Pittsburgh building in 1899.

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Via:: AOPA



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