Lauryn's Delight Kite Site !
Lauryn Porter & Semera Wilson
What Is Our Kite ?!
Blue Print !
This Is Our First Blue Print!
Working On Our Kite!
2nd Blue Print !
We had to redo our first blue print beacuse it was too complicated to create.
How To Fly A Kite ?!
Will Get Easier Once You Get The Hang Of It ! (:
There are many different kites and here is a description of a few of them:
Diamond - Easiest if your trying to do it quick!
Bermuda - Hard to make but final out come is amazing!
Rectangle - Pretty easy to create but final outcome is great!
Delta Porta - Not the easiest to make but it isn't that hard and it's also the easiest to fly!
Kiteboarding Kite - Very cool! Used to kitesurf which is a water sport that is very fun!
Now You Choose Which Is Best for YOU!!
Math With Kites?!
With a diamond kite there are two big and small triangles. Find the measurements of the bigger triangles and the smaller ones. Once you have the measurements you find the surface area of the triangles. You add up all the measurements then you have your surface area!
IF YOU FORGOT HOW TO DO SURFACE AREA!! Link : http://www.ducksters.com/kidsmath/surface_area.php
You still have your 4 triangles. Basically all you have to do is find the length of the outside triangle and add them all together. Simple as that!
IF YOU FORGOT HOW TO FIND PERIMETER!! Link : http://www.mathopenref.com/triangleperimeter.html
credit to http://www.coolmath.com/reference/kites.html (pictures)
Kite World Problems ??
Problem 1: In 1820 George Pocock connected several large kites to a carriage and pulled it from Southhampton 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? By my calculations, the carriage was moving BLANK miles per hour.
Problem 2: In the year 169 BC, the Chinese General Han Hsin used a kite to measure the distance between his camp and the wall of the enemy city. His soldiers then dug a tunnel the same distance in order to crawl under the wall and attack from inside. The city was conqured by a kite! How can you measure a minimum distance with a kite? By, blah blah blah and blah blah blah.