Lauryn's Delight Kite Site !

Lauryn Porter & Semera Wilson

What Is Our Kite ?!

Semera and I are making a diamond shaped kite! We did not have much time to complete the project, so we chose the easiest one to do. The materials we used were kobab sticks, garbage bags, Dum Dum packets, Sharpies, and some other items. Making the model kite helped us a lot. For example, we would have never known how to create a kites base if we did not make this model kite.

How To Fly A Kite ?!

The best way to fly a kite is to do it with someone else. First, you need to let the line out all the way and then have the other person release it into the sky. Next, hold the line with your arms down and bend your elbows. When the other person releases the kite, pull the line down and hold on tight. Once your feet are back together, return to your elbow bent and do more pulls as much as is needed , walking back with big steps and DO NOT raise your hand above your head!!

Will Get Easier Once You Get The Hang Of It ! (:

Different kites?!

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?!

You can use math to find the surface area and perimeter to make the perfect kite! This is how you find the surface area and perimeter of a diamond kite;


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.