# UNDER WATER Party ;) (diamond kite)

## BLUEPRINT

Know what a blueprint is? It is a detailed outline or plan of action. Without a blueprint how will you know what to get from the store. The blueprint should consist of the structure not just the decorations.

## KITE PROBLEM

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?

ANSWER: Each team would be responsible for 7.5 shifts.

## KITE PROBLEM

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: The carriage was going 120 miles.

## HOW DID MAKING A LITE IN MATH HELP ME IN SCIENCE?

Creating the model kite in math helped me create a model kite in science, because I already knew the background knowledge of that kite. I also knew how the build the structure of the kite. If I didn't have the knowledge for that kite I would be scrambling to find how to make that kite.

## KITE BROKE DOWN!!!

I broke my kite into four triangles. Two of them where the same. So all I had to do was find the area of one of those two for each pair, and then added the two numbers up two times each. When you break your kite into basic shapes it is easier to kind the surface area.

## SURFACE AREA

When I broke the kite into different shapes it was easier for me o find surface area. It was easier, because I knew how to find surface area of each triangle. If you know how to find surface area of one triangle you know the surface area for the other three.