Kite Project

Kite Question #1

PROBLEM ONE: In 1820, George Pocock connected several large kites to a carriage and pulled it from Southampton to London. Since road taxes were based on the number of horses used to pull a carriage, he was able to avoid any taxes! The 60 mile trip took two hours. Modern kite buggies now go twice as fast but seldom go as far. How fast was the carriage moving?               25 miles per hour.

The Kite

The kite is very simple to make . All you need is a piece of big paper and some tape. A few folds here and there and bam! You made the kite that we call the unimonkey.

How to Fly

First you hold the kite high above your head. Then wait for the wind to pick it up. If you want you can jog or run into the wind to make it fly higher.

Kite Question #2

PROBLEM TWO: 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?          Measure how far the kite went and the length of the string from where the kite is to where you you are.

How Making A Model Kite Helped Me Make A Kite In Science

Making a model kite helped me get an idea of what the kite would look like. It also helped me get ideas on how to make the kite i want to make. Making a model kite also assisted me with ideas on what kite to make. Like how right now i will be making a dragon kite. This is how making a model kite helped me make a kite in science.

Suface area of kite

The kite is a rectangle that is 4 feet by 2 feet. There is a corner of it that is missing that is a square foot. SO 4 times 2 is 8 minus 1 is 7 times 2 is 14 feet sq.