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Math, Science Lessons Take Flight

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As part of a cross-curricular science and math lesson, sixth-graders at the Junior High School were tasked with creating their own kites made up of polygons during their math lab class and then attempting to fly them.

Students in Kevin Delaney and Frank Ging’s math lab classes started their lesson by measuring the interior angles and finding the area and perimeter of their polygons. Next, they had to enlarge their blueprints and fabricate a kite that could actually fly by determining the area and perimeter of the new kite. 

On May 21 and 22, the sixth-graders put their creations to the test by going outside to the back field of the school and testing to see their kites would take flight.