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Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View



Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View

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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.9

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     challenging words:    profile, aerial, view, history, engine, disagree, outdoors, different, simple, example, airplane, world, whether, overhead, officer, another
     content words:    Wright Flyer, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina


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Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View
By Mary Perrin
  

1     You have a different view of the world than birds do. A bird can fly overhead and get an aerial view of things. Birds can see down on the roofs of buildings, cars on roads, and even the top of your head as you play outdoors. Airplane passengers also have this view. This is called a "bird's eye view" of the world, or an aerial view. You see things from a very different perspective. Instead of looking down at the tops of buildings, you see buildings from the profile, or side view.
 
2     The Wright brothers got a new view of the world in 1903. The Wright brothers were able to look down from the sky. They flew the first airplane called the Wright Flyer powered by a simple engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. .....
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