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Let's Go Fly A Kite
Transcript of Let's Go Fly A Kite
8 popular single liner kites
Math, Science, Art, Physical Ed,, etc
Kites stringing the curriculum together!
For thousands of years kites have graced the skies of many nations of the world. They have been used as: - cultural symbols and canvases for artistic expression, - instruments of science, technology and war, - pastimes and amusements for young and old alike, and a pursuit for serious hobbyists. All of these applications have ensured that kites have endured over the course of time.
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
The Art of Kites
A kite is a flying device that remains tethered to a fixed point or to the person flying it.
A kite has three essential characteristics:
A structure designed to produce lift from the wind,
A flying line (tether) that keeps the kite from flying away,
A bridle that aligns the face of the kite to the proper angle in the wind for lift. In some cases, the flying line attaches directly to the kite’s face or keel and governs its angle of attack.
History of Kites
Exact date and origin of the kite is not known but is believed to have flown in China more than 2,ooo yrs ago.
Early written record speaks of a kite flying 200BC
Kite flying spread from China via trade with missionaries to Korea, Japan, India, etc
Marco Polo carried stories of kites to Europe around the 13th century
In the 18th & 19th Centuries kites were used for discovery. Ben Franklin, Sir George Caley, Samuel Langley, Lawrence Hargrave, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers.
When aiplances were firmly established in the early 1900's kites were relegated to a child's toy.
Developement of sport kites has led to a major resurgence and interest in kites
Parts of a Kite
There are several different categories of kite design
Types of Kites
"The sky has beckoned artists since ancient times. Some have depicted the heavens as home to gods and angels, tried to paint the elusive light in an ever-changing atmosphere or devised objects that could actually fly."
A wish for the future
to soar to new heights!