# Amazing Kites

## Blueprint

In order to make my kite you will need the folowing: trash bag, tape, markers, streamers, string, and a popsical stick. First, you will need to cut the trash bag into the size and shape that you will need. Next, we will need to tape the sticks to the cut out bag. Then, you will need to make the tail. To do that you will need to cut some streamer into the size that you want and tape it to one of the edges of the kite.Finally, you will have to put the string in the kite and around the stick. Thats how i did it!

## History of kites!

China is said to have used kites first. In 1899 the Wright brothers tested their theories for the first airplane. Benjamin Franklin was a big part in kites too. He found the electrical current in nature. As you can see there is a lot to learn about kites.

## Why I Picked This Kite.

Me and my best friend agree on almost everything. This was not a hard choice to make. All we had to do was look at all the kites and pick one we both liked. That one was the amazing bermuda kite!

## Measurements of my kite

The measurements of my kite are: 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 7.5, 7.5, 6.5, 6.5. In order to get the perimeter you have to add up all the sides. I got 66in  as my answer.To get the area you have to decompose the shape into 3 rectangels and 4 triangals. To find the area of the triangels you multipy base by height divided by 2. To find the area of rectangels you must multiply base by height. My total area is 621in squared.

## 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:30 miles per hour

## Kite Word Problem #2

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:about 7.5 shifts.