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Soaring in the Wind: The Science of Kite Flying

Flying kites is a popular hobby in Malaysia and very much part of the culture. This lesson looks at kite flying science to introduce basic ideas related to the dynamics of kite flying and can be used as an extension of a physics lesson, especially after the students have learned about forces. It will focus on some of the concepts such as weight, thrust, lift and drag. It is a fun way of introducing the forces acting upon a kite and the scientific principles that allow a kite to fly.

credit

Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)

license

MIT TechTV