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KaZoon Kites Teacher’s Guide

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You don’t have to play with lightning to learn from kites! This guide shows how to construct a tetrahedron kite and use it to demonstrate many important principles: lift, area and volume, density, forming and testing a hypothesis, tetrahedral and polyhedral design, and more.

The KaZoon Kites Teacher’s Guide contains NCTM, NSTA, and ITEEA standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and technology activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and puzzles. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students.

Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco KaZoon Kites – Getting Started Package, scissors, three spring scales, tape measure or ruler, altimeter, wind gauge, stopwatch, scale, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.


Type: Activity Guides and Curriculum/Teacher's Guides Grades: 6-12



Learning Values

  • Forces
  • Lifting bodies
  • Equilibrium
  • Newton’s laws
  • Attributes of design
  • Historical perspectives
  • Structures
  • Problem solving
  • Materials strength
  • Technological design
  • Binomial expansion
  • Congruency
  • Geometric solids
  • Measuring angles


  • Author: Robert Stokes
  • Pages: 96
  • Binding: Paperback/spiral-bound
  • Copyright: 2005
  • Publisher: Pitsco, Inc.
  • Number of Lessons: 6
  • Number of Worksheets: 7

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“The KaZoon Kite isn’t your ordinary, run-of-the mill kite. No, indeed. It’s a tetrahedron. . . . I guarantee this is one of the most interesting kites you’ll ever see. . . . After seeing the unique shape and style of the kite, I was looking forward to trying it out. . . . All in all, this would be a fun family project, and if your kids enjoy hands-on activities, I can’t see going wrong with this one. Check it out.”

– Jonathan Lewis, editor, Home School Enrichment magazine