Dragon Kite Takes Flight

Our Dragon Kite’s first flight was quite an experience for our class! The students quickly realized that cooperation and fast running feet were necessary to get the giant kite into the air. After several attempts we found that the kite would fly about six feet in the air, and that Kansas winds are pretty hard on the cells that made up the kite. After the Dragon Kite we did get out some commercial kites and enjoyed flying them. As we continue our journey through the History of Flight, the students will be working on Leonardo da Vinci and his flying machines. The class also recently listened to the Magic Tree House book “Monday with a Mad Genius” and learned what inspired da Vinci in his dreams of flight.