H.A.N Kite


Basic Materials

* Straws ~ To hold the kite together.* Paint/Markers ~ To decorate the kite. * Clear Scotch Tape ~ To hold it together.* Clear/White grabage bag ~ To makae the kite.* Blueprint ~ To have an idea what your kite is going to look like.

History about kites

Did you know ?? China has declared that they were the first ones to use kites . In 1899 The Wright Brothers used kites to test their theories for the first ariplane . Also in  2000 Richard Synergy flew his nylone kite from 30ft wing tip to wing tip and 18ft tall . Kites were helpful between 1900-1930 for World War One and even fishing !

kite measurements

I broke my my diamond into two triangles. The top half and the bottom half. The top half was 48cm by  48cm by 66cm the bottom triangle is 62cm by 62cm by 50cm . when i added the measurements ( 48cm + 48cm + 62cm + 62cm ) for my perimeter , I got 220cm. After i found my perimeter i went on to find the surface area. To find my surface area i have to multiply base times hieght divided by 2 . My height is 34cm and my base is 66cm. I got 2244 , then i divided by 2 and got 1122. Then i found the bottom half, the hieght is 50cm and my base is 66cm. I multiplyed  and got 3300cm . i still have to divide , so i divided and got 1650cm.

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?

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?