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Sled Kite

The first page of the Sled Kite activity

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 2-4
Publication Year: 2002
Product Number: EG-2002-06-105-HQ
Subjects: History, Physical Science


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.

Page Last Updated: December 31st, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild