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How Did Animals Inspire Human Flight? - STEM in 30: Season 8, Episode 4
Would you like to help us out? Take this quick survey: What do bats, birds, and bugs have to do with the Wright Brothers' 1903 flyer? Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don't miss any videos: The inspiration for human flight came from a lot of places, including animals! While animals fly for different reasons than our own, there are similarities in the mechanics and forces used to achieve it. This episode will look at the four animal groups that achieved flight that inspired the fifth (humans!) to develop the ability to take to the skies for ourselves. STEM in 30 is a free educational series for kids produced by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. We cover all the cool, fun, and weird ways that aviation and spaceflight touch our lives. Check out more episodes: Looking for lesson plans and teaching resources? Check out the Smithsonian Learning Lab: Follow STEM in 30 on Facebook: Follow STEM in 30 on Twitter: This episode is made possible by the generous support of Boeing
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30 min 17 sec
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