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  • E-Z Reading 12 Remedia Publications

    Name ________________________________________

    I like flying kites. I like their colors,

    and I like their shapes. I like the fun I

    can have with them. On a sunny day,

    I grab my big, colorful kite and head

    outside. The park is my favorite place to

    fly my kite. I like flying kites.

    There are many different kinds of

    kites. There are flat kites, bowed kites,

    box kites, sled kites, stunt kites, and fighter kites. Kites can be very big or very

    small. Most are made of wood and fabric like silk or nylon. My sister has a

    plastic kite. I like flying kites.

    Kites can fly only when there is wind. A kite is connected to a string, so

    that it pushes against the wind. At the same time, the wind pushes against

    the kite, keeping the kite in the air. Kites can rise high above the trees.

    I wish it could lift me up into the air, then I could soar with the birds. I like

    flying kites.

    kiteS

    1. Name some different kinds of kites. ________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    2. What do kites need in order to fly? _________________________________

    3. What does the kite push against? __________________________________

    4. What does the wind push against? _________________________________

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  • Remedia Publications 13 E-Z Reading

    Name ________________________________________

    A glider is a very simple kind of

    airplane. It has wings, but no engine.

    How does the glider fly?

    The wings of an airplane have a

    shape called an airfoil (airfoil). When

    the wing moves, air moves around the

    wing. The airfoil is curved, so the air going above the wing moves faster

    than the air going below the wing. How does the glider fly?

    Slowmoving air has more power than fastmoving air, so the air below

    the wing is more powerful than the air above the wing. This power pushes

    the wing up, and the glider flies. This is called lift. This is how the glider flies.

    GliderS

    1. What is the shape of an airplane wing called? _______________________

    2. What does the air do when the airplane wing moves? ________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    3. What pushes the wing of the glider up into the air? __________________

    _______________________________________________________________

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  • E-Z Reading 14 Remedia Publications

    Name ________________________________________

    Wilbur and Orville Wright invented

    the airplane. They dreamed about

    making an airplane that could fly. First,

    they made large kites and gliders. They

    tried to fly these kites and gliders, but

    they didnt fly very well. Then, in 1902,

    Wilbur and Orville Wright built a glider that did fly well. Wilbur and Orville

    Wright invented the airplane.

    They built a motor to put on the glider. They built propellers to put on

    the glider. In 1903 the airplane that Wilbur and Orville Wright built flew into

    the air. It flew for only 12 seconds. It flew for 120 feet. They had done it!

    Wilbur and Orville Wright had invented the airplane.

    wilBur & orville wriGht

    1. What things did Wilbur and Orville Wright make first? ________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    2. In what year did their plane fly? ___________________________________

    3. How long was it in the air? ________________________________________

    4. How far did it fly? _______________________________________________

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  • Remedia Publications 15 E-Z Reading

    Name ________________________________________

    Charles Lindbergh was an

    American hero. He was the first person

    to fly from New York to Paris without

    stopping. He had to fly across the

    Atlantic Ocean by himself. He had to

    fly 3,600 miles in a singleengine plane.

    Charles Lindbergh was an American hero.

    Charles Lindbergh was 25 years old when he flew across the Atlantic

    Ocean. His plane was called the Spirit of St. Louis. He flew from New York

    to Paris in 1927. Before his trip, nobody knew who he was. After his trip,

    everybody knew who he was. Charles Lindbergh was an American hero.

    chArleS lindBerGh

    1. Why is Charles Lindbergh famous? _________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    2. What ocean did he fly over? ______________________________________

    3. What was the name of his plane? __________________________________

    4. What year did he fly over the Atlantic Ocean? _______________________

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  • E-Z Reading 16 Remedia Publications

    Name ________________________________________

    What happened to Amelia

    Earhart? Many, many years ago she

    was an airplane pilot. She was a pilot

    back in the time when people were

    just beginning to fly planes. What

    happened to Amelia?

    In 1928, Amelia was the first woman

    to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger on the plane. In 1932,

    she was the first woman to fly alone across the ocean. What happened

    to Amelia?

    In 1937, Amelia tried to fly around the world. Somewhere over the

    Pacific, her plane disappeared. People searched, but no trace of her was

    ever found. They found no trace of her plane. What happened to Amelia?

    1. Who was Amelia Earhart? ________________________________________

    2. What did Amelia Earhart do in 1932? _______________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    3. What was she trying to do when she disappeared? __________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    AMeliA eArhArt

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    Name ________________________________________

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very

    good man. He cared about people.

    He cared about people having equal

    rights. Having equal rights means that

    everyone must be treated the same

    way. King said that, in America, every

    child must have the same chance to

    learn. This was what King cared about.

    This was what he said.

    King said that, in America, every person must have the same chance to

    get a good job. This was what King cared about. This was what he said.

    King said that, in America, every person must always be treated fairly.

    This was what King cared about. This was what he said.

    1. What does equal rights mean? ___________________________________

    2. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. say about children learning? __________

    _______________________________________________________________

    3. Name one other thing that he cared about. _________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    MArtin luther kinG, Jr.

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  • E-Z Reading 18 Remedia Publications

    Name ________________________________________

    The first helicopter flew in 1907. The

    helicopter does not have wings like

    an airplane. It has a rotor (rotor). This

    is the part of the motor that rotates

    (rotates). This means it turns around

    and around. The rotor has blades.

    The blades are what go around and

    around. The first helicopter flew in 1907.

    The blades on a helicopter have an airfoil shape, just like wings on an

    airplane do. As the blades go around, the air under them lifts the helicopter

    up. The lift also helps move the helicopter in the right direction. The first

    helicopter flew in 1907.

    Helicopters can hover (hover). This means to stay in one place.

    Helicopters can fly up or down. Helicopters can fly forward, backward, or

    sideways. The first helicopter flew in 1907.

    helicopterS

    1. What part of the helicopter goes in circles? _________________________

    2. What kind of shape do the blades on a helicopter have? ______________

    _______________________________________________________________

    3. What does hover mean? ________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

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  • Remedia Publications 19 E-Z Reading

    Name ________________________________________

    What if you were an astronaut

    (astronot)? You could be on a space

    shuttle (shuttul). You could be in orbit

    around the earth. Being in orbit around

    the earth means going around it. In

    your space shuttle, you would go all

    the way around the earth every 90

    minutes. You would be going 17,500

    miles per hour. What if you were an astronaut?

    You would float in space. People and things weigh nothing there. This

    is called being in zero gravity, or zerog. When youre in zerog, funny

    things happen. You get taller. Blood goes from your legs to your upper

    body. It puffs out you

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