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The Challenge: Make a kite from natural products

How does a kite fly?

Most people associate kite flying with a strong wind to get the kite into the air but most kites are designed for light breezy conditions. Although you do not need to know anything about aerodynamics to fly a kite, it helps you control your kite if you understand basic wind flow and lift. There are two main principles involved in the aerodynamics of a kite:

The first is Newton's Third Law of Motion and the second is Bernoulli's Theorem.

Kite flying