Have you ever wondered how something flies? Wilbur and Orville Wright had the same question more than 100 years ago. Today, the Wright brothers are known as the forefathers of flight. Learn about the obstacles and challenges they overcame to create their "flying machine." Featuring a high-interest topic based on Smithsonian content, this e-book builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. It features a hands-on, minds-on STEAM challenge that guides students through the engineering design process: researching the issue, designing and testing a solution, evaluating the results, and improving the process. Through real-world examples, students will gain insight into how the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems. This book includes content that highlights every aspect of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. It also features STEAM career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. By becoming STEAM proficient, students are prepared to answer complex questions, investigate global issues, develop solutions for modern-day problems, and are ready for college and career.