Web Smarts

www.kfs.org/kites/zoo/

What: While many kids struggle with too much online time, this "Virtual Kite Zoo" Web site encourages adults and children to leave the computer and go fly a kite.

BEST POINTS: Ever wonder what the difference between a parafoil and a bowed kite is? Or how to make a paper-sled kite in 20 minutes? This site explains kite-flying terms, gives interesting history, and describes all materials needed for making and flying kites. Detailed descriptions and photos are given of kites ranging from single-line flat kites to quad-lines. A knot page provides photos and instructions for important knots. The "kites in the classroom" section is a good one for educators or parents looking for fun educational projects for their kids.

What YOU NEED TO KNOW: New to kitemaking or flying? A good place to start is with this page's "guided tour," which provides a coherent road map to the site, beginning with terminology and finishing up with a comprehensive bibliography. Links are also provided for other kite-focused pages. Particularly good is the Kid Kite Website at www.sound.net/~buckchil/KKWeb/index.shtml. It includes many links to the helpful usenet group kites.rec.

(c) Copyright 2000. The Christian Science Publishing Society

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK