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Build a Bermuda Kite Today

MY KITE

I chose the bermuda kite. The bermuda kite is a hexagon that uses a 3-point bridle. Below you will see the blue print to my kite. In order to make this kite, you will need a trash bag, wooden dowells, coloring utensils, scissors, a protractor, a 40 foot long string, a 3 foot long yarn string, and a popsicle stick. Making this kite isn't easy, because it challenges your skills of teamwork and perserverance. Enjoy!

MATH PROBLEMS

Math Problem Number #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: Seldom's carriage was going 30 mph, but modern kites go 60mph.Math Problem #3: 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 we 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:Each scientist took 7 shifts

Math Problems

Model Kite

Making my model kite helped my real kite in many ways.1. Making my model kite made it easier to do the bridle for my kite.2. Making my model kite helped me to determine my size and shape of my real kite.3. Making my model kite helped me to lead my conclusion to the correct materials.

Decomposing

We decomposed our kite into 6 triangles. Since each triangle was the same height and lenght, we only had to find one triangles area then multiply it by six.