Creative Thinking Prompt: Go Fly A Kite
No one knows when the first kite was made. Kites may have been made to send messages.
Other purposes were to test the wind, measure distances, and signaling. Kites can have many shapes.
Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the phone, invented the tetrahedral kite? He wanted to build a kite that could hold a man and a motor.
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Before designing your kite, think about:
What shape do you want to use for your kite design?
How does the shape affect how your kite flies?
How might your kite design symbolically represent you?
What message could you send by flying your kite?
Who would you want to receive your message?
Remember as part of the inventing process, you may need to try out many different designs before you find one that works.
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