A Diamond Kite :)
By: Aliyah Sirmons
The blue print is a rough draft of how the kite will look. Materials will show what will be needed in order to make the kite. As indicated in the picture above, paint is optional. You can see that i am not using any heavy material. Although the wind will pick the kite up it will not be as successful as you wished if you use heavy materials.
Think About it....
On May 16, 1987, Troy Vickstrom decided to measure the speed of his maneuverable kite across the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon. The kites speed of 108 miles per hour was measured using a police radar gun. Afterwards, the police issued a citation for exceeding the maximum speed in an area with a posted speed of 20 mph. (The ticket was a joke.) How can you measure the speed of a moving kite? Answer:If you place two markers 100 feet apart and record the time it takes to fly from one to the other, you can calculate speed in feet per second or miles per hour.
Don't Stop Thinking!
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?
How did I caculate Surface Area? How did the model Kite In Math Help Me Build My Kite?
Creating the model in math helped me understand how to use the materials for example like the wooden dowels or the straws helped me create the actual kite i made in science. The diamond kite is split into Four triangles. Once you calculate the surface area for one of the top triangles it will mirror the other triangle