Little Scientists Magazine N.10

Have you ever wished you could fly like a bird? This dream has probably been around since humans first existed! For centuries people have imagined and designed different contraptions to imitate birds. As each one failed, inventors tried to look at different ways to lift heavy weights off the ground. It became clear that the shape of the craft, and especially the wings, were the keys to defying the force of gravity. Coming to an understanding of this made the invention of the first gliders possible. However, it wasn't until the early-20th century, when advances were made in engine technology, that aeronautical engineers were able to design controlled and powered aircraft....


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