Escape from the winter blahs and cabin fever. Transform your schoolyard into a launchpad. Experiment with aerodynamics, Newton's laws, and Bernoulli's principle. Then, have your students create geometric kites and sleek paper airplanes. Measure distances; determine the best flying designs; discover why they were successful. Capture your aeronautical experiences with a digital camera or camcorder and report the news to other schools, parents, and communities.
20 Kids * 20 Kites * 20 Minutes
The Big Wind Kite Factory on the island of Molokai in Hawaii gives students a list of materials, directions, and illustrations to ensure success. Photos of variations and children flying kites are also included. Feedback from teachers offers insight and suggestions for kite-making and flying.
Kites as an Educational Tool
Is kite-flying really 2,000 years old? Find out this answer along with information from sample designs and kite names to the math and science behind kite-flying. Professor Kite provides information about the best flying days, a pre-launch checklist, acrobatic sport kites, and how to get a variety of kites to fly. Photos of student creations supply ideas for your own projects. Kites as an Educational Tool is a great starting point.
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