# Dragon Kite Project

## Blue Print

We are making a dragon kite. Our kite has a diameter of 2ft. The dowel will be 3-5 ft. The kite will have a dragon picture on it so it will have swag. The tail will help stabilize the kite and also make the kite have swag. We are making the

## kites and math problem 1

In 1820, George Pocock connected serveral large kites to a carriage and pulled it from Southhampton 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 travel as far. How fast was the carriage moving?   I divided 60 (the miles) by 2 (hours) and got 30. So the carriage was moving at 30 miles per hour.

## KItes and Math Problem 2

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?     First, you need to how long your string is so if the kite is at the end of the string you know how far it is away. You can tie ribbons every foot on the string and that can also help you measure.

## Surface area of our Kite!

Our kite has a surface area of 9.42cm. squared. The perimeter of our dragon kite 18 cm. We didn't have to break our kite down into basic shapes because it is just one circle. We used the formula pi*r squared. R stands for radius.