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Kites in Air Elementary STEM Unit (Grades 3-5)

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$1,725.00 (USD)
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Elementary STEM Units include cross-curricular activities and experiments that teach concepts in math, science, technology, and language arts. In today’s classroom, flexibility is key, and these STEM Units were created to be easily set up and adaptable.

Kites in Air is a two-week Elementary STEM Unit for Grades 3-5 in which students work in teams of two to four to find out about kites, to participate in kite-based activities, and to learn research skills. Students will also stencil and create kite designs and make a kite.

Each unit comes with a unit guide, teacher notes, scope and sequence, teacher’s guide, student pages, assessments, and all the materials needed for a class of 24 students.

See the Kites in Air Contents resource for part numbers and quantities of included items.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 3-5


What You'll Get

  • 6 tea towels
  • 500 sheets of white paper
  • Package of vinyl gloves
  • 3 quick-release clamps (4")
  • 12 bottles of HD Bond II glue (2 oz)
  • 6 vises
  • Package of metal rings
  • Roll of brown wrapping paper
  • 24 struts of balsa wood
  • 8 bowls
  • 12 rolls of string
  • Box (48")
  • 12 rolls of transparent tape
  • Deep violent paint
  • Bright red paint
  • Hot pink paint
  • Bright green paint
  • Bright orange paint
  • Brilliant yellow paint
  • 3 drill bit sets
  • 12 rolls of kite string
  • 3 hand drills
  • 2 packages of sponges
  • 3 Mini Easy Cutters
  • White paint
  • Black paint
  • 6 hobby knives
  • Package of card stock (11" x 17")
  • 6 cutting mats
  • Kites in Air Unit Guide
  • Finding Out About Flight Teacher’s Guide
  • 24 Finding Out About Flight Student Books
  • Storage bins with lids
  • Labels and setup instructions


Learning Values

  • Natural forces
  • Molecular motion
  • Properties
  • Materials science
  • Design attributes
  • Design processes
  • Art tools and techniques
  • Design process
  • Research
  • Problem-solving
  • Area
  • Perimeter
  • Irregular shapes


  • Students Served: 24
  • Length of Unit: 2 weeks
  • Subject Area Focus: Math and art
  • Tools and Materials Required: Scissors, rulers, and manufactured kite samples