# The Famous 6 Point-Star created by:

## What is the kite my group is making?

Well, it is called a 6-point star kite. It looks something like this. ( Look at the picture on the right). This is kite is a 6 point brindle. This is a pretty hard project kite. A one point brindle is  hard enough. However, I enjoy the challenge and it makes me feel good when I complete something no one could try or even do. The kite is going to be 5 Ft tall in length and 5 Ft long in width. It is going to be a big kite.

## Here are two questions that include the kite we are making and the answers to these questions.

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? The carriage was moving at 30 miles per hour.

## Here is another question. It is not as hard as the first one.

PROBLEM THREE: 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? The answer is: Each team member is responsible for at least 7 shifts.

## Our kite broken up in shapes

We decided to break our kite in shapes to find the surface area a little easier. We broken it down into 8 triangles and 1 rectangle.