Classroom Activity

Sled Kite
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 2-4


In this activity, students build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. The parawing depends on the movement of air over its shape to generate a lifting force. Students keep a journal on the behavior of the kite when variables are changed.

Sled Kite [201KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Aeronautics Educator Guide.