savannah's kite board

aka kite school project

my kites blue print

for my kite, I knew that it was going to be very large, so I needed very light materials. My kite was very intricate so needed to have a very detailed blue print to help me stay on tract with how I built it. the kite is made out of three simple shapes two triangles for the wings, and one triangle for the head.

how to make the kite

to make my kite I used....... one black trash bag, bamboo dowels, tape, and supplies to decorate with. the first thing that I did was Icut the shape out of the garbage bag. the second thing that I did was to attach the bamboo dowels to the cut out kite. After that I sowed in the bridal and tied on the string. The last and final step to making this kite is to decorate it however you want gooD luck.

surface area

when I was measuring the surface area on my kite I had to break my kite down into to shapes, two large triangles for the wings, and a small triangle for the head. For the three triangles I measured the base and the height and then I multiplyed them and then divided them by two. after I found the area of all the triangles I added them all up and divided my total by two, which got me my total surface area.

math problems

both kite math problems

1. under the direction of harry osborne, the edmonds community collage 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 were eight members of the team, and each took three hour shifts watching the kite, how many shifts would each team member be responcible for? so each member would do seven hours total.


2. On May 16, 1987, troy vickstrom decided to measure the speed of his maneuverable kite across the beach in lincoln city oregon.the kites speed of 108 miles per hour was measured with a police radar gun. afterwards the police isseud a citation for exceeding the maximum speed in an area with a posted speed of 20 mph. (the tictket was a joke.) how can you measure the speed of a moving kite. how many feet times per second

how did the model help me

the model that I made in math class helped me with the final product by helping me decide what shape my kite was going to be, and how it was going to fly.