Kite making and kite flying are the perfect hands-on activities for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM ( adding the arts to STEM) curricula. These major areas of study encourage kids of all ages to understand how the world around us works, foster creative and critical thinking, involve problem solving skills, and engage the student in active learning experiences.
Kite making and kite flying can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to be. Each time you engage in kiting, you are employing at least two of the STEM/STEAM components. That’s why KITING is the perfect STEM/STEAM activity!
S science: weather, physics, wind, aerodynamics, scientific research, Ben Franklin and Alexander Graham Bell
T technology: kite design, scientific research, kite aerial photography
E engineering: kite design, instruments for using kites for scientific research, uses of kites through the ages
M math: geometry, measurements such as altitude, length of kite line and tails, distance.
Turn STEM into STEAM by adding the A (arts): designing the kite, decorating the kite, reading about kites through literature or poetry.
If you are involved in STEM/STEAM programming, consider kite making and kite flying as activities to encourage your students’ hands-on learning and hands-on exploration of the world around them.
Kites…on a Roll® brings together kids of all ages. We offer easy to make and easy to fly kites, the perfect group activity. Kids of all ages love our kites! To order any number of our kits, please check out our store!