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					The Explanation and Design of Kites
By: Jarin and Ricky

Table of Context
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By: Ricky and Jarin

Slide 1: Title Page Slide 2: Table of Context page Slide 3: The Introduction Slide 4: The Design of the Tubular Kite Slide 5: The Visuals of the Tubular Kite Slide 6: Design and Visuals of the Large Plane Kite Slide 7: The Visuals of the Large Plane Kite Slide 8: The Man Lifting Kite Slide 9:The Box Kite Slide 10: The History of Kites in America Slide 11: The History of Kites in China Slide 12: The History of Kites in Thailand

Introduction
Ricky and I started this project not really knowing what we were going to get into. The idea of making a kite seemed easy; we all make paper kites when we were little. So after doing a little bit of research we both realized that there were so many designs of different kites out there: the box kite, the tubular kite, the kite parachute and so many more. Ricky and I decided that we didn’t want to make the normal basic tape, scissors and a role of newspaper kite. We wanted something out of the ordinary but still make able. So we choice the tubular design kite. This kite (which is described in slide 4 * refer to table of context) is a simple yet unique design, that is said to be used widely throughout the world. We hope you enjoy this slide and the many interesting fact that come along with it. Thank you.

The Design of the Tubular Kite
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design of kite has been tested before and has been found to be effective.  It is a rather easy design with a rectangular shape, and interesting flying patterns.  This design is said to be widely used in the world.

The Visuals of the Tubular Kite
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This is a design of the kite we have built. We used this picture to compare it to our model. Fig. 1 (Top of picture) is the what the final product is supposed to turn out.

Design and Visuals of the Large Plane Kite
This diagram is of the Large Plane Kite.  It has a box figure which makes its flight a lot like a plane.  This is a fairly easy kite to make.
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The Visuals and Design of the Kite Parachute.
This is what most common kites look like.  They are sold all over the world.  This design is one of the easiest kites to make and fly.
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The Man Lifting Kite
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This is a very powerful kite that can lift little kids off the ground. The wind will get under the kite and push it up I wouldn’t recommend giving this as a Birthday present

The Box Kite
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This is a very different design. Its purpose is to be light. The kite is very light and must be handled very carefully. A note ( don’t fly in heavy winds.)

The History of Kites in America
Kites have been used for practical purposes as well as for pleasure. The American scientist Benjamin Franklin experimented with kites to investigate electricity, and kite studies were also made by the American physicist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Beginning in the 1890s and continuing for about 40 years, box kites were used for sending meteorologic instruments aloft to measure wind velocity, temperature, barometric pressure, and humidity. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, kites were used for lifting military observers to heights from which they could observe the disposition of enemy forces. During World War II (1939-1945), kites were also used as gunnery targets. Present-day applications include their use as signals in air-sea-rescue operations.

The History of Kites in China
Kites were once called "Zhiyuan" in North China and "Yaozi" in South China. The current name "Feng-Zheng" came into use during the Five Dynasties. People used to make and fly kites in the imperial court. They put a bamboo whistle on the kite and made a "zhong" song while the kite was flying. This was how the Chinese name of kite originated. Chinese history shows that one of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Mo Di, used to fly a kite 2400 years ago. Mo Di spent three years to make a wooden eagle; this may be the earliest kite in the world. The story goes, Mo Di passed on his kite making designs to his student, Lu Ban, who replaced wood with bamboo to make kites. It was said that his kite could be flew in the sky for three days. In ancient China, people also used kite for military purposes. They used kites to spy enemy's movement and deliver military information. Kites also came into existence in China as means of leisure activity probably in the Tang Dynasty, it was very popular among the emperor and his aristocrats. Following the invention of paper and improvement of kite making skills, kite flying became a popular leisure activity among the ordinary people. Some scholars even pointed out that the invention of kites had inspired human's to fly in the sky, which led to the invention of airplane.

History of Kites in Thailand
One of the earliest legends of flying a kite tells about King Phra Ruang. It began during the day when he was flying his kite and the sting broke. The kite landed on the roof of the palace owned by Phra Aue. King Phra Ruang didn’t want to be embarrassed so he waited till dark to retrieve his kite. While searching for the kite, he remembered Phra Aue had a beautiful daughter. So instead of staying up and searching for the kite he stayed in the room of the daughter. Thailand also used kites in military battles. King Petraja would tie kegs of gun powder to a large kite and fly it over rebels. The kite was also used in sporting events, eventually being named a national sport by King Vajiravudh. In Thailand there are two different kites: the Chula (male) and the Pakpao (female.)

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Work Cited
 www.bobsykes.clara.net/kitegall.htm  www.2020site.org/kite/  www.medienkonsepte.de/KITE
 www.kitelife.com/

 www.invento-hq.com/


				
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