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Lesson Plan
What Makes a Kite Fly?

Dimdima Printed Magazine.
Vol No.4 No.1 January 2007
Page 38

1. Name of the Teacher Smt. J.Sucharita,TGT, Physics.
2. School Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School
Road no 71,Jubilee hills, Hyderabad –33
3.Class Level 9th Class
4.Name of the topic What makes a kite fly?

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5.Testing previous
1. What does force mean?
2.When an object is thrown upwards what do you observe?
6. Motivation Define thrust and pressure.
How do the boys enjoy Sankranthi festival?
7.Declaration of the topic Let us understand the forces that affect a flying kite.
8.Lesson Summary Introduction
  • Types of forces -gravity, lift, thrust and drag.
  • A kite is a special sort of aircraft, attached to the ground by a string.
  • The pressure of air.
  • The stability of the kite.
9. Student's objectives and
learning outcomes:
  • Pupils recall the concept about gravity.
  • Pupils list out different types of forces.
  • Pupils define different terms used like Gravitational force, thrust, pressure, lift etc.
  • Pupils identify the shape of a kite and its Significance in terms of air pressure.
  • Pupils differentiate between the kites, Aeroplanes and gliders.
  • Pupils compare the nature of the forces Like gravity, lift, thrust and drag.
  • Pupils select the proper material for Making a kite, a proper tail attached to the Kite.
  • Pupils interpret and summarizes the Observations made during the kite making And kite flying.
  • Pupils locate the height at which the Greatest amount of lift is produced.
  • Pupils apply the concept of air pressure, in lifting a kite.
  • Pupils locate the points on the kite to tie the Knots.
  • Pupils draw the diagrams of the kites.
  • Pupils experiment with different sizes and Shapes of the kites and their tails.
  • Pupils set up the materials required to Make and fly a kite.
  • Pupils collect information about various Designs of the kites used in several Parts of the world.
  • Pupils prepare the results of the experiments Done with different types of kites and flown At different places and at different times in the Form of a tabular column.
  • Pupils develop a habit of and skill of drawing neat-labeled diagrams.
  • Pupils justify and compare the answers.
  • Pupils estimate the approximate height at which The kite will have maximum lift.
10. Procedure Interactive method
  • Demonstration/activity oriented learning.
11.Pre-requisite skills
  • Identifying different types of forces
  • Defining various terms like gravity, thrust, drag, etc,
  • Drawing the diagrams.
12.Materials and resources required:
  • Technology-Power point presentation.
  • Printed material-worksheets and evaluation Sheets.
  • Resource-Prescribed textbook of class IX NCERT.
  • Supply material: Coloured paper, 2 thin bamboos Sticks of appropriate size, fevicol and a kite spool Wound with twine.
13.Accommodation to support different Levels of learners:
  • Resource student is provided with worksheets & Question banks consisting of most probable Application questions.
  • Gifted student is provided with question Banks of higher order covering difficult level.
  • Slip test is conducted.
  • Worksheet is provided.
  • Unit test is conducted.