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 Kite Design/Scale Drawings Kite Measurement Sheet Kite Construction Creativity/Neatness Flight time _____/10 pts _____/10 pts _____/10 pts _____/10 pts _____/5 pts _____/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): Beginner’s 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 Kite Measurements All measurements must be in centimeters (nearest tenth) or degrees (nearest whole degree) Segment Length B A E C Triangle Perimeter AB = ______________ ABC = ______________ BC = ______________ ADC = ______________ CD = ______________ ABD = ______________ AD = ______________ CBD = ______________ AE = ______________ ABE = ______________ CE = ______________ CBE = ______________ BE = ______________ ADE = ______________ DE = ______________ CDE = ______________ AC = ______________ BD = ______________ Kite Perimeter ABCD = ______________ D Angle Measure mABC = ______________ Triangle Area mBCD = ______________ ABC = ______________ mCDA = ______________ ADC = ______________ mDAB = ______________ ABD = ______________ mABE = ______________ CBD = ______________ mBEA = ______________ ABE = ______________ mEAB = ______________ CBE = ______________ mCBE = ______________ ADE = ______________ mBEC = ______________ CDE = ______________ mECB = ______________ mADE = ______________ mDEA = ______________ mEAD = ______________ Kite Area mCDE = ______________ ABCD = __________ mDEC = ______________ mECD = ______________

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