NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Kites Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Kites. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our 20
Kids * 20 Kites * 20 Minutes
A lesson plan with "complete time tested instructions to get 20 kids making
their own kites and flying them in 20 minutes."
Charlton's Kite Site
Kite plans, a collection of kite badges, pictures of kites, and links to
Together, these three sites will give you fairly good coverage of the history
Table of Kite History A detailed chronology. Many items have hyperlinks
to further information.
the Limit Well written but limited perspective. Covers Ben Franklin,
Homan Walsh, Wright Brothers, Alexander Graham Bell, and Paul Garber.
This site has organized information about kiting and kite building with
kids into three sections: FAQs (general info, safety information); Fun Fest
(activities and events for kids at festivals and kite flys); Projects (links
to kite plans that are suitable for kids at home or school). They also have
a feature article on kite safety.
A meta-list on kite flying. Here are three links from this site that contain
educational resources for teachers and students.
for Kids Only
Specially designed for kids, this site has ideas, plans, and tips.
A wide-ranging site with *extensive * sections of the site dedicated to
kite pictures, flying basics and tricks, kite plans, and links (pointers)
to other sites. See also the "FAK" section (has FAQs) and the "terminology"
page (has a glossary) for less detailed but still valuable information. Some
pages provide links to external resources while other pages contain information
written by the author.
into Spring with Kites
This Education World lesson plan uses the theme of flying kites within
a variety of subject areas. Included as well are a large number of links to
other web kite sites, for example on kite history, kite safety, and kite projects.
Virtual Kite Zoo
Philip Le Riche provides the equivalent to a "kite zoo" with live exhibits
(pictures of kite specimens), building plans and useful, relational, anecdotal
or historical snippets on the exhibits. Check out the section "Kites in the
Classroom" for links to web sites with kite-based lesson plans and activities
as well as ideas and suggestions for how kites can be integrated into the
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Kites. For other resources in Science (e.g., curricular content), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.