In this activity, students will learn about some kite history and how kites fly before making and flying a kite themselves.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- use some kite terminology when discussing kites
- demonstrate a basic understanding of how kites fly
- make a kite
- fly a kite.
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- student worksheets.
Find out more about the Principles of flight. There is a lot to know about wings and flight! These articles provide more information: Wings and lift, Wing loading and Wing aspect ratio.
These hands-on activities are an ideal way to investigate flight principles:
Check out this wikiHow site if you’ve decided to make a diamond-shaped kite and this site for information about box kites.
Here’s some history about the kites used in World War II for target practice.