SPRING BERMDA

KITE PROJECT

a very creative kite group

we got put in groups for our progect and i got put in a great group.we all want to make a bermuda kite. and we all have been thinking about a design,so far i think we are of to a good start!!first we made the bridle.then we put dots on every edge.third we conect the dots.forth we cut the garbage bag into the kite shape.fith we put he bridle on the bag and taped it on.then we decorated it

HISTORY

A Bermuda kite is a kite made using traditional, geometric designs, quite colorful, and is an art form as much as a recreational tool. They are traditionally flown in Bermuda only at Easter. The kites are typically hexagonal, though larger examples, particularly, may be octagonal, or have even more sides. They are constructed from flat sticks arrayed like spokes of a wheel, with a nail at the axis. A string passes around the ends of the sticks, marking out the edges, and concentric strings are arranged inside of this, all contributing to the rigidity of the structure. Colored tissue paper is glued into the spaces created between strings and sticks. Using different colors, patterns are created. The kite has a single stick secured at one end to the axis, and rising at a shallow angle from the plane created by the other sticks. This stick, which forms the head of the kite, extends considerably beyond the perimeter of the hexagon. It passes over the midpoint of one side of the hexagon, and a string creates a triangular shape from the corner at one side of the head stick, to its tip, and back to the opposite corner. Strips of paper are folded and glued along this string. A long, cloth strip tail is fitted to the kite, without which it would be unable to fly.(from wikapedia)

SOME KITES WE HOPE TO SEE

BUILDING TIME

ALMOST READY(:

our Bermuda kite is coming out great, and all we have to do now is decorate it. me and my group will have this kite ready by 5/9/2013.(here are the material we are/were using to build our kite: white garbage bag, plastic sticks, streamers, and string.)

Kite Word Problem

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?