Apr. 4, 2012: Go Fly a Kite
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1. Draw a kite and decorate it with something from your favorite book or your favorite image from nature.
2. With a friend, make up your own list of different ways you would like to use kites.
3. Divide a piece of paper into two parts. Paste newspaper words or pictures for things that can fly without power on one side. Paste words/pictures of things that require power to fly on the other side.
4. How are these important to kites: (a) competitions, (b) lift, (c) weather watchers, and (d) China?
5. Make a list of the qualities a champion kite-flier would need. Include physical abilities and knowledge.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students identify works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places. (Visual Arts)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)