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Quintessence Resources

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Let's Go Fly a Kite:

A K-1st Interdisciplinary Mathematics Unit on Kite Design and Flight









Print Resources





Belsky, Nancy Ann, Building Kites, 1995, Palo Alto, CA, Dale Seymour Publications

Brummit, Wyatt, Kites, 1971, New York, Golden Press

Burns, Marilyn, The Greedy Triangle, 1941, New York, ScolasticYork: Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers

Davison, Glenn, Kites in the Classroom, 2002, Walla Walla, WA, American Kitefliers Association

Dolan, Edward. The Complete Beginner's Guide to Making and Flying Kites. 145p. Doubleday and Co. 1977

Eden, Maxwell. Kiteworks. 416p. Sterling Publishing Co. 1990

Gallot, Philippe. Fighter Kites: Twenty Original Designs to Make and Fly. 96p. St Martin's Press. 1990

Gibbons, Gail. Catch the Wind: All about Kites.  32p. Little, Brown. 1989 

Gomberg, David. Stunt Kites. 89p. Sixth Edition, GKPI. 1996

Gomberg, David. The Fighter Kite Book. 75p., GKPI. 1992

Gomberg, David. Sport Kite Magic! 123p., GKPI. 1996

Greger, Margaret. Kites for Everyone, 1984, Richland, WA, Self Published

Greger, Margaret. More Kites For Everyone. 59p. M Greger. 1990

Hart, Clive, Kites: An Historical Survey, 1982, Mt Vernon, NY, Paul Appel

Hiroi, Tsutomu, Kites, Sculpturing the Sky, 1978, New York, Pantheon Books

Hosking, Wayne. Asian Kites: Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids. 63p. Tuttle Publishing. 2005

Hosking, Wayne, Kiteworks 1: Paper Fold KItes, 1986, Houston, TX, Self Published

Hosking, Wayne, Flights of Imagination, 1987, Washington, DC, National Science

    Teachers Association

Hosking, Wayne, Students' Kite Project Guide, 1987, Houston, TX, Gayla Industries

Hosking, Wayne, Kites of Malaysia, 1990, Malaysia, Malaysian Airline System

Hunt, Leslie. Twenty-five Kites That Fly. Dover. 1971

Hutchins, Pat, The Wind Blew, Scholastic, 1993

Ito and Kamura, Kites, 1979, Tokyo, Japan

Moulton, Ron and Lloyd, Pat, Kites: A Practical Handbook, 1992, London, Argus Books

Mouvier, Jean-Paul, Kites, 1974, Paris, Collins

Pelham, David, Kites, 1976, New York, Penguin

Pinczes, Elinor J. Inchworm and A Half. Unpaged. Houghton Mifflin. 2001

Rowlands, Jim. The Big Book of Kites. 132p. St Martin's Press. 1988

Rowlands, Jim. One-Hour Kites. 95p. St Martin's Press. 1989

Schmidt, Norman. Marvelous mini-kites. 96p. Sterling Publisher. 1998

Streeter, Tal. The Art of The Japanese Kite. 181 p. Weatherhill, Inc. 1985

Thiebault, Andre. Kites and Other Wind Machines. 96p. Sterling Publishing Co. 1982

Toy, Leland, Kite Patterns, 1984, San Francisco, CA, Sky High Press

Wiley, Jack. The Kite Building and Kite Flying Handbook, with 42 kite plans. 278p. TAB Books. 1984

Yolen, Jane. World On A String, The Story of Kites. 143p. The World Publishing Co. 1968

Yolen, Will. The Complete Book of Kites and Kite Flying. 256p. Simon and Schuster. 1976







Internet Resources/Websites



General Information/Lesson Planning:


American Kitefliers Association, The (AKA)  http://www.aka.kite.org/   (Sign up for periodic

  Newsletters with useful and interesting info about kiting and the AKA.  Click on "Table of

  Contents", then "Become an E-Affiliate." Publication is free - you don't have to be a member. It's

  designed for students.)

Crayola.com (kites)  http://www.crayola.com/search/results.cfm?keywords=kites&x=0&y=0 

Discovery Learning Videos and Instruction: http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/

Drachen Foundation, The, a non-profit educational corporation http://www.drachen.org/

Forces acting on a kite (NASA) http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/kitefor.html

Geography - Kites from around the world  http://www.gombergkites.com/nkm/samples.htm

How to fly a kite http://www.gombergkites.com/howgen.html

How to run a workshop http://www.gombergkites.com/nkm/work.html

Kites as an educational tool http://www.gombergkites.com/nkm/index.html

Kite history and photo gallery http://fly.to/megsworld

Kite games http://www.gombergkites.com/nkm/rec2.html

"Kite" in other languages http://www.kites.org/fredl/kiteword.htm or http://www.gombergkites.com/nkm/words.html Kites, kids, and education http://kckiteclub.org/DaveEllis/TOC.htm

Kite lesson planning http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson056.shtml

Kite safety http://www.gombergkites.com/nkm/safety.html

Kite songs and songs with the word "kite" in the lyrics http://www.kites.org/fredl/kitesong.htm

Kite Stores http://www.gombergkites.com/dir.html

Making a Paper Kite http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/234.shtml

Measuring Hand-span with Non-standard Units http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathMeasuringHandspanWithNonstandardUnits1.htm 

NCTM Illuminations  http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lessons.aspx

Names of the parts of a kite http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/kitepart.html

National Kite Month (every April) http://www.nationalkitemonth.org/

Principles of aeronautics, The http://wings.avkids.com/Book/instructor.html

Sled Kite Activity http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceLetsGoFlyAKiteForcesK2.htm

The Simple Polymorphic Sled Kite http://members.cox.net/kiter/sled/sled.html

The Super Source CD http://www.etacuisenaire.com/supersource/supersource_cdrom.jsp

Twenty-Minute Kite http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/20-minute-kite-670372/

Why does a kite fly? http://www.gombergkites.com/nkm/why.html



Interactive Websites/Virtual Manipulatives:


Johnnie's Math Page  http://jmathpage.com/

Measure Teddy http://www.apples4theteacher.com/measure.html

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives  http://nlvm.usu.edu/

Measuring- online games and tutorials http://www.homeschoolmath.net/online/measuring.php


Web Tools for Student Projects:


Animoto (Slide Show Movies):  http://animoto.com/

Capzles (Photo History with Text): http://www.capzles.com/

Drop io (File Sharing, Including Audio):  http://drop.io/

Jing (Screen Capture/Video Narration Tool):  http://www.jingproject.com/

Slide.com (Simple Photo Slide Shows): http://www.slide.com/

Tetrahedral kite template (step by step instructions) http://www.slide.com/http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/tetrakite/tetra.htmlm/

Wordle (Design Vocabulary Word Clouds):  http://www.wordle.net/




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