My Diamond Kite

Blueprint

The blueprint shown is my blueprint of my Kite that I created.

Materials

The materials below are what you'll need to make a kite:

• Paper (Tissue, Wax, Cloth, etc.)
• Tape (Any)
• 2 Wooden Dowels
• String
• Scissors
• Ribbons or Extra Tissue Paper
• Popsicle Stick

Steps on How to Build a Kite

Step 1: Take the 2 wooden dowel sticks you have and place on over the other. Step 2: The 2 sticks should make a cross, With that tie a string around the middle of the cross. Step 3: Place your Tissue paper on a sturdy belonging and lay the cross on it so it fits. Step 4: Tape the cross onto the tissue paper and make sure it sticks. Step 5: Poke a hole threw the center of the tissue paper and stick a string threw it. Step 6: Tie the string around the center of the sticks (Like Step 2) and make a knot. Step 7: Take the ribbon or tissue paper you have and cut it into 3's, Then tape or glue it to the bottom of the kite. Step 8: Take the string you connected to the middle of the dowels and wrap it around the popsicle stick. Step 9: Decorate your kite with glitter, stickers, drawings, etc. Step 10: Go outside and fly your kite!

Diamond Kite

Question #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?

Area

The Area of a kite is bxh (Base x Height). So we measure up our kite and got 21 as the base and 15 for the height. We multiplied and got 315, Then we divided by 2 and got 157.