General Science and Teaching

science lesson utilizing kite flying

Hi,

I'm interested in creating a lesson that has to do with the science involved in kite flying and would like advice or input from you.  I have high school students at various levels of skill development (special ed) and all of them are below grade level, so even a lesson intended for 6 grade on up can be adapted for my special day class.  My students have many academic challenges and deficits, so I try to make my science lessons fun.  My idea is to teach a concept of science, do a hands-on actvity (make your own kite - traditional or box), then go fly it at a park as a fieldtrip.

Does anyone have an suggestions, ideas, websites, lessons plans or worksheets they would be willing to share with me?  It would be greatly appreciated.

Stephanie Gomez
Stephanie Gomez
390 Activity Points

The TeachEngineering site is a favorite of mine! There is a lesson there Design and Fly a Kite that perhaps you could adapt for your students or get some ideas from. -- Mary B

Mary Bigelow
Mary Bigelow
9520 Activity Points

This resource might be of help in helping you decide how to design your lesson and what to include. It is for grades 9-12, but it has some great ideas https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/kite-engineering/ Good luck!

Debbie Morgan
Debbie Morgan
854 Activity Points

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