My Lengendary Kite!

Created By : Chloe Castleberry

A little fun facts && history on kites. (:

Kites were first made in China . Then began spreading across the world quickly . They were used for MANY different purposes such as war,fun,celebration,festivals and etc. Kites are very popular! There are many different types of kites. Such as "The Sled Kite". It is apart of the big 3, it's up to what the designer wants to do . These kites are made with inflatable spars. Another type of kite is the "Diamond Kite".This is another EXTREMELY KNOWN kite .These kites are VERY popular. It is diamond shaped Diamond kites are probably the MOST known kite out of any.There are so many choices of kites you can make .

The steps I took to make my kite.

The first thing I did to make my kite was get my straws and tape them together in a cross like look. Next I took out my tissue paper , layed the straws on the tissue paper and marked each end of the straws. There were 4 dots on the tissue paper . After that I took out my ruler and began measuring my kites width and length. Then trace the STRAIGHT lines onto the tissue paper . Later on I cut my paper out a little bigger then it was exactly traced to make sure i had enough paper to make the kite correctly . After that I began taping the parts of the straws down to the paper,since I had extra paper left , I folded the ends and taped them down. I took out my string and tied it to the center of the straws on the kite. Cut out streamers , taped those down then my kite was done. HOORAY ! :D

PROBLEM ONE:

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 FOR NUMBER ONE:

60 x 2=120 x 2 = 240 miles per hour. Im not really sure if my answer was accurate.

PROBLEM TWO:

The largest kites built in Japan are

flown in Hoshubana every May. The kites are 36 feet wide

and 48 feet tall with bridle lines more than 100 feet long. It

takes fifty members of the O-dako (Giant Kite) Association

of Hoshubana to launch this giant creation. Each team

member is suitably uniformed in a traditional festival jacket

that matches the kite. The kite is made from individual

pieces of rice paper, each glued together at the edges. If

each sheet is 18 inches wide and 24 inches tall, how many

sheets are needed to create the sail of this Japanese kite?

ANSWER FOR NUMBER TWO:

24 x 18=432 x 50=21,600 sheets are needed to create the sail of this Japanese kite! Im not really sure if my answer was accurate.