AUGUST - Ride the Wind

National Day Calendar Classroom - August 2019 - Ride the Wind

AUGUST – Ride the Wind – Week 2

We ride the wind in August classroom with National Ride with the Wind Day. While the day features hang-gliding, we won’t suggest taking the students on a field trip for this one. However, we do hope to catch a little wind with some homemade, gliders, kites, and parachutes.

While the days are still lovely, it’s an excellent time for students to stretch their geometry and math skills and take them outdoors. When working on team skills, focus on the box kites and gliders. These projects can be started early in the week and be finished just in time for National Ride with the Wind Day.


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The projects listed below range in difficulty from k-12, listed in order of difficulty. Pick the one that works best for your classroom and then fly high with the completed project.