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ONLINE: LI Explorium STEAM Workshop: Let's Go Fly a Kite

Monday August 3, 2020
2:00 PM until 2:45 PM

Grades 3 - 6

Join us for an interactive workshop in which we build and test some kites! What do you predict the best kite will be - one made of paper or plastic? Why does a kite need a tail - and what shape and weight of tail works best? Does a smaller kite fly best because it’s lighter, or does a larger kite fly better because it can catch more wind? What forces act on the kite to pull it in each direction - and can you feel them in your hands when you fly the kite?

For this workshop you will need:

  • Copy paper/cardstock/construction paper 
  • Newspaper and/or plastic bag(s) (can be any size)
  • Thin wooden sticks (at least 4) - these can be wooden dowels or sticks collected from the garden 
  • Tape
  • Ribbon/string/yarn 
  • An outdoor space to work 
NOTE: This program requires registration.  Please register as if this were a live program and a link will be sent to you, enabling you to access the program.
You need either a smart phone, tablet or computer to utilize the video conferencing application “Zoom.” IF YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD THE ZOOM APP to your device, PLEASE DO SO BEFORE THE DAY OF THE CLASS. A few minutes before the start of the program, click on the link then click the option to stream in your browser (NOT downloading any applications), although you are welcome to download the application. 

Location: Zoom
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