Use Classroom Series Dies to assemble and decorate your own Sled Kite!
This is a perfect science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) project. Research the advantages of wind energy as a natural, renewable resource. Understand how the sun provides energy to drive convection, heating the atmosphere and creating wind. Students conduct scientific investigations to explore wind energy, by assembling and flying Kites. Explore the technology of Kites and determine ways to make the Kite more aerodynamic. Calculate speed and velocity over several trials. Challenge students to create unique Kite designs using any desired pattern and assortment of materials.
Sled Kites are great for project-based, inquiry learning!
Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Drinking Straws, Plastic Trash Bag or Tissue/Crepe Paper, Straws, Kite String, Rubber Cement or Tape
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
Pre-K-12: Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
Pre-K-12: Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to use visualization, spatial reasoning and geometric modeling to solve problems.
Standards are listed with permission from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, copyright 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). NCTM does not endorse the content or validity of these alignments.
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