Imagine it! Build it! Fly it!
Made by: Bellana Bradley Grade: 6th
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.