# kites dont come cheap

## kite blueprint

When I first started this kite I thought it would be hard. Making a kite is not hard at all it is very exciting! All you need are the right materials to make it.

## History of kites

History of kites were recorded in MBK. In china kites have been there for over 2,300 years! Kites have been made a flown for many centuries! Kite flyin has been believed to be good for people's health.

## Materials you need

The materials you need are 4 sheets of paper,color pencils or crayons,string,sticks,siccors,tape,and imagintaion.  Step 1:You need to get four sheets of paper.Step 2: Tape the 4 sheets of paper together. Step 3: Go outside and get outdoor sticks. Step 4: Measure the sticks so they are the perfect size for your kite. Step 5: Get tape and tape the sticks together so they don't fall apart. Step 6: Get string and tie it around the middle. Step 7: Get color pencils or crayons to decorate the kite. Step 8: FLY IT!!!

## Measurements of Kite

I broke it down to squares and rectangles. It had 4 sqares and 1 rectangle. It was 11 inches down and 7 inches across. When I measured the perimeter of the kite I got 37 inches.

## Kite Word Problem #1

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? ANSWER: The carriage was moving 30 miles per hour.

## KITE WORD PROBLEM #2

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: Use the length of the string.