# Imagine it! Build it! Fly it!

## The blue print of my kite.

In math we built a mini kite to help us under stand how we will make out kites in science. Then we made a blue print of our kites on the computer in math. I thought that this part was actually fun.

## Kite Math problems Question #1

1. In the year 169 BC, the Chinese General Han Hsin used a kite to measure the distance between his camp and the wall of an enemy city. His soldiers then dug a tunnel the same distance in order to crawl under the wall and attack from inside. The city was conquered by a kite! How can you measure a minimum distance with a kite? Answer: You can measure distance with a kite by saying it is blank kites long.

## Kite Math Problems Question #2

2. Under the direction of Harry Osborne, the Edmonds Community College kite team kept a parafoil in the air from August 21 to August 29, 1982. Their 180 hour, 17 minute flight created a world record for duration flying. If there were eight members of the team, and each took three hour shifts watching the kite, how many shifts would each team member be responsible for? Answer: They would be responsible for about 22 shifts each.

## Kite i did in class and how it helped me with the one in science.

The model kite helped me because of course i never built a kite before. And it gave me an idea of how i wanted my kite to look. Plus it helped me figure out which kite i wanted to make.

## Kite with simple shapes to find surface area

Look to the right.

## The surface area of my kite in science class

The surface area is about 159 in. The hight is 14 1/2 in and the base of the kite is 11 in.