These videos inspired many kite creations in our class.
We read a book about kites and learned about the various parts of a kite.
We decided to create a kite as a class. First we had to decide what shape to make it. We used a graph to organize our information.
|The students voted for the shooting star kite|
|We used the book to help us design our kite|
|Measuring the spine|
|Discussing how to make sure the spine is strong|
|Measuring the spars|
|Strengthening the spine and spars by overlapping the popsicle sticks and taping them|
|Explaining to Ms. Tompkins what step we need to do|
|The finished frame|
|The students decorated our kite|
Our next conversation was how to attach the frame to the kite. The students suggested we use the book to help us. The book said to fold over the kite and tape it to the frame.
|We added streamers to the points|
|Students signed the back of the kite|
|Our finished kite!|
|Our Kite Inquiry documentation|