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How to use  engineering design skills to make and build a kite

While testing out the kite designs kids will learn about how lift and air pressure work together to make things fly! Kites have been constructed and flown for thousands of years. They have been used for fun, for military exercises, and for scientific purposes. You may know that Benjamin Franklin used a kite to show …

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Static electricity

Static electricity is the accumulation of electrical charges on a surface, produced by the contact and separation of dissimilar materials. If you have ever received a shock when touching a doorknob, you have some firsthand experience with static electricity. The sparks created by static electricity can cause real problems, such as when they “fry” an electronic …

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