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.

Useful links

Check out these sites if you’ve decided to make a diamond-shaped kite.
www.science-projects.com/Kite.htm
www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Diamond-Kite

This site tells you about eight popular kites.
www.my-best-kite.com/types-of-kites.html

Here’s some history about the kites used in World War II for target practice.
http://robroy.dyndns.info/targetkites

    Published 13 September 2011