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Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View



Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.9

Vocabulary
     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


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 everything below them: the roofs of buildings, cars on roads, and even the top of your head as you play outdoors. Airplane passengers also have a similar view. It is called a "bird's eye view" of the world, or an aerial view. The Wright brothers were among the first men to get this view of a little part of the world in 1903. The Wright brothers were able to look down from the sky. They flew the first airplane that was powered by a simple engine. It was called the Wright Flyer. They flew it at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. December 17 was a great day in history.
 
2     You see things from a very different perspective. Instead of looking down at the tops of people's heads, you see people's profiles, or side views. Imagine trying to find your best friend on the playground if you could only see the tops of kids' heads .....
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