Homemade Kites

Homemade Kites
Today for our activity we made our own kites from simple
materials. Since spring has arrived to Black River Falls what a
better time to fly a kite. Besides having fun, kite making involves
critical thinking, trial and error, and other important
scientific skills.
Here are some interesting facts:
There are some kites that can fly in little to no wind, and different kites that will only fly in strong winds.
Some people spend hundreds of dollars to buy the latest kite on the market. On the other hand the materials for
our kites were around $1.50 a kite!
Ask your child:
What did you like most about the activity today?
What did you learn about making your own kite
What surprised you about making and testing your own kite?
Try this at home!
Try making different and new kites out of everyday items. Be creative!
Test out which designs work and which don’t. Explore different websites
and books about kite making.
For more information please contact:
Monica Lobenstein
4-H Youth Development Agent
Jackson County UW-Extension
(715) 284-4257 x 502
[email protected]
Template developed by Monica Lobenstein, Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Agent, and Dan Teuteberg, Winnebago County 4-H Youth Development Associate, 2011.
An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX requirements.
Please make request for reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational programs as early as possible preceding the scheduled program, service or
activity.
Homemade Kites
Today for our activity we made our own kites from simple
materials. Since spring has arrived to Black River Falls what a
better time to fly a kite. Besides having fun, kite making involves
critical thinking, trial and error, and other important
scientific skills.
Here are some interesting facts:
There are some kites that can fly in little to no wind, and different kites that will only fly in strong winds.
Some people spend hundreds of dollars to buy the latest kite on the market. On the other hand the materials for
our kites were around $1.50 a kite!
Ask your child:
What did you like most about the activity today?
What did you learn about making your own kite
What surprised you about making and testing your own kite?
Try this at home!
Try making different and new kites out of everyday items. Be creative!
Test out which designs work and which don’t. Explore different websites
and books about kite making.
For more information please contact:
Monica Lobenstein
4-H Youth Development Agent
Jackson County UW-Extension
(715) 284-4257 x 502
[email protected]
Template developed by Monica Lobenstein, Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Agent, and Dan Teuteberg, Winnebago County 4-H Youth Development Associate, 2011.
An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX requirements.
Please make request for reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational programs as early as possible preceding the scheduled program, service or
activity.
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