# Kite Project

## The History of the Bermuda Kite

For most Bermudians, Good Friday means church, flying Bermuda made kites, and eating codfish cakes - see below - and English style hot cross buns - also shown below. There is a special Bermuda religious significance to kite flying. It started on Good Friday when a local teacher had difficulty explaining Christ's Ascension to Heaven to his Sunday School class. So he launched a kite with a likeness of Christ. A traditional Bermuda made kite is still in the shape of a cross. Originally, kites were not flown until after 3 pm. Now, they stay up all day. Only if it rains do they come down. Bermuda kites have long cloth tails and are in different colors of paper tissue, wood, metal and string. Some are huge, in exquisite patterns, requiring several men to get aloft. Some make a humming or buzzing sound, when a hummer is included, which spoils their spiritual serenity. Flying kites - although not on Good Friday - was popular in China, then Scotland and England, hundreds of years before it ever reached Bermuda.

## Surface Area

The surface area of my kite is 2,116.080cm.

## The Kite Creation

Making a model kite was a big help because it helped me to create the Bridle Line. It helped me learn the shape of the kite and what type of material would not be to heavy. Making a model turned out to be one of the best things I could have done on my project.

## This is a questions that will help you to understand difficult word problems

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 moving at a speed of 30MPH.

## This is another question that will help you to undestand difficult word problems

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: 7.5 shifts would need to be accounted for. I got this by first by dividing 180 hours by the eight team members and got 22.5. Then, I divided 22.5 by three to get 7.5 shifts. Then, I checked my work by multiplying the hours in a shift by the number of shifts I had gotten. The product was 22.5 hours per person. Then, I multiplied the hours per person by how many members were on the team and got 180, the total amount that was needed for my answer to make sense.