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Geometry Kite Project

Objective:

The student will be able to use their knowledge of geometry and kites to construct and fly

a kite.

Directions:

You will design, construct, and fly a kite. No store bought kites are allowed! For this

project, you may work by yourself or with one partner from the same hour. You must let me

know your partner by March 16, 2012.

Draft Plans:

A draft of your plans must be turned in by March 23, 2012. Your draft plans must include

the following:

The materials you will be using to construct your kite.

The scale factor you will be using. Note: the scale factor can be changed if you deem

it is not correct.

The shorter diagonal must be at least 30 cm long. You should use the Internet to research different kite designs and construction.

Final Plans:

When your kite project is due, you must turn in your final plans. These plans should include

the following:

Step by step process that you used in constructing your kite

List of materials used in the construction and the making of your kite.

Scale drawing of your kite. Your drawing must be to scale with the scale factor

clearly visible (ex. Scale Factor =??).

A computer made diagram of the scale drawing of your kite must be included with

the final report.

Kite Measurements: The measurement sheet must be turned in when we fly the kites. You are required to find

all segment lengths, all angle measures, perimeter of all triangles, perimeter of the kite, all

areas of all triangles, and the area of the kite. The measurements must be based on the

actual kite, not the scaled drawing.

Your project will be flown during class time on the indicated date (weather permitting). If

you know you will be absent on that day, you must turn everything in before then, including

the final copy of the plans for the kite you created.

To classify as flying, the kite must be 20 feet off the ground and stay in the air for at least 20 seconds.

All kites will be flown on _______________________(weather permitting).

Grading:

Plans _____/10 pts

Kite Design/Scale Drawings _____/10 pts

Kite Measurement Sheet _____/10 pts

Kite Construction _____/10 pts

Creativity/Neatness _____/5 pts

Flight time _____/5 pts

Total _____/50 pts

Late Projects: Kites that are not available on the indicated fly date will not be flown.

Therefore, flight time points will be forfeited. In addition, late projects will have a point

deduction of 5 points/day.

Suggested Resources (Internet Sites):

Beginners Guide to Kites:

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/bgk.html

Plans for making fighter kites:

http://www.kites.org

The Drachen Foundation:

http://www.drachen.org

The Virtual Kite Zoo:

http://www.kites.org/zoo/

All about kites:

http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/kites.htm

Make your own kite:

http://www.skratch-pad.com/kites/make.html

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/bgk.htmlhttp://www.kites.org/http://www.drachen.org/http://www.kites.org/zoo/http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/kites.htmhttp://www.skratch-pad.com/kites/make.html

Kite Measurements All measurements must be in centimeters (nearest tenth) or degrees (nearest whole degree)

Segment Length

AB = ______________

BC = ______________

CD = ______________

AD = ______________

AE = ______________

CE = ______________

BE = ______________

DE = ______________

AC = ______________

BD = ______________

Angle Measure

m ABC = ______________

m BCD = ______________

m CDA = ______________

m DAB = ______________

m ABE = ______________

m BEA = ______________

m EAB = ______________

m CBE = ______________

m BEC = ______________

m ECB = ______________

m ADE = ______________

m DEA = ______________

m EAD = ______________

m CDE = ______________

m DEC = ______________

m ECD = ______________

Triangle Perimeter

ABC = ______________

ADC = ______________

ABD = ______________

CBD = ______________

ABE = ______________

CBE = ______________

ADE = ______________

CDE = ______________

Kite Perimeter

ABCD = ______________

Triangle Area

ABC = ______________

ADC = ______________

ABD = ______________

CBD = ______________

ABE = ______________

CBE = ______________

ADE = ______________

CDE = ______________

Kite Area

ABCD = __________

D

B

EA C

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