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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 this wikiHow site if you’ve decided to make a diamond-shaped kite and this site for information about box kites.

    My Best Kite tells you about eight popular kites.

    Here’s some history about the kites used in World War II for target practice.

      Published 13 September 2011 Referencing Hub articles
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