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Kite-flying as an Educational Outdoor Activity - 07/13/2013
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Playing with even the simplest toys can teach children a lot. Kite-flying is a fun outdoor activity, but it can also help tutor your children about science and nature. This article introduces the art of kite-flying and highlights some related educational topics that you can discuss with your children. Preparing to fly a kite You and your child are going to be outside for a while, so make sure that you dress appropriately.  Carrying spare waterproofs might be advisable if rain is forecast. Bring along snacks and a drink to keep your energy levels up. Alternatively, if you plan to make it a day-long activity, why not bring a picnic along? The basics of kite-flying Kites come in a variety of shapes and sizes (diamonds, triangles, big, small). You can make your own kite from scratch if you’re feeling creative, or buy one – a safer bet, if your family is new to kite-flying. Different shaped kites fly best in different wind strengths, so try to determine what conditions your particular kite is suited to, before taking it outdoors. All you will need is a medium wind (5-25mph) and a wide, open space (not adjacent to power lines or open roads). To launch the kite simply stand with your back to the wind and hold it up, slowly letting the kite’s line out as it gains height. Learning Topic: Why do kites fly? A good explanation of kite aerodynamics can be found here . The combination of wind passing above and below the kite is what keeps it up in the air. Airplanes use the sam...

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