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    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 Referencing Hub articles