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ELEMENTARY HIGH SCHOOL MIDDLE LEVEL ELEMENTARY MIDDLE LEVEL Order: 800-835-0686 Email Order: [email protected] Order Online: Pitsco.com Online Support: Pitsco.com/help Essential Questions What factors determine density? What is the name of the basic 3-D shape of this kite? What is the best process for building something larger from something small? Career Connections: • Jeweler • Fashion Designer • Construction Worker 3-D Graphic Artist Grades 3+ | Students Served: 30 STEM Connections Science Forces Lifting bodies Newton’s laws Equilibrium Technology Attributes of design Structures Historical perspectives Engineering Problem solving Materials strength Technological design Math Geometric solids Binomial expansion Congruency KaZoon Kite Sample Activity Kite Challenge Challenge After building and flying the KaZoon Kite as instructed, build an improved kite. Brainstorm and plan ways to improve the kite – a different shape, tail, stability, or materials or other additions. Plan and sketch the redesigned kite. Write a claim about how this kite will fly differently from the previous kite. Construct and test the new kite and document its performance. Explain whether the evidence supports or contradicts your claim about your kite’s performance. Literature Connection: Read Curious George Flies a Kite or research the history of kites, Benjamin Franklin, the Wright Brothers, or other innovators who used kites to develop inventions. Discussion Why is measuring important in creating and testing the kites? What kind of forces interacted with your kite to make it fly? What alternative materials could you use?
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  • ELEMENTARY HIGH SCHOOLMIDDLE LEVELELEMENTARY MIDDLE LEVEL

    Order: 800-835-0686 Email Order: [email protected] Order Online: Pitsco.com Online Support: Pitsco.com/help

    Essential QuestionsWhat factors determine density?

    What is the name of the basic 3-D shape of this kite?

    What is the best process for building something larger from something small?

    Career Connections:• Jeweler• Fashion Designer• Construction Worker• 3-D Graphic Artist

    Grades 3+ | Students Served: 30

    STEM ConnectionsScience

    • Forces• Lifting bodies• Newton’s laws• Equilibrium

    Technology• Attributes of design• Structures• Historical perspectives

    Engineering• Problem solving• Materials strength• Technological design

    Math• Geometric solids• Binomial expansion• Congruency

    KaZoon Kite

    Sample Activity Kite ChallengeChallengeAfter building and flying the KaZoon Kite as instructed, build an improved kite.

    • Brainstorm and plan ways to improve the kite – a different shape, tail, stability, or materials or other additions.

    • Plan and sketch the redesigned kite.• Write a claim about how this kite will fly differently from the previous kite.• Construct and test the new kite and document its performance.• Explain whether the evidence supports or contradicts your claim

    about your kite’s performance.Literature Connection: Read Curious George Flies a Kite or research the history of kites, Benjamin Franklin, the Wright Brothers, or other innovators who used kites to develop inventions.DiscussionWhy is measuring important in creating and testing the kites? What kind of forces interacted with your kite to make it fly? What alternative materials could you use?