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Tetrahedron Kite


Students create their own Tetrahedron Kite using tissue paper, straws and string.

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 created from tetrahedrons. Explore the technology of kites and determine ways to make the tetrahedron kite more aerodynamic. Calculate speed and velocity over several trials. Students may also use these tetrahedrons to create Sierpinski triangles. Challenge students to create unique kite designs using any desired pattern and assortment of materials.

Grade Level: 3-5

Use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts to create Tetrahedron Kites and investigate wind energy.