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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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