Best of luck to the Intermediate Boys Soccer Team that will be competing at the Quarter Finals today. Congratulations on making it this far, and high hopes for getting to the Semis!
Just a reminder, due to inclement weather, our trip to High Park has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, June 17th. Please bring in your revised permission forms as soon as possible.
Happy Portugal Day!
Today is Portugal Day or Dia de Portugal. June 10 commemorates the death of national literary icon Luis Vaz de Camoes in 1580. People all across the city have been celebrating Portugal Day this past weekend. Congratulations to all the St. Matthew students that marched in the annual Portugal Day parade or performed in festivals!
Testing out our kites. If your kite was unable to achieve lift, make the necessary modifications. Some of the main problems we encountered:
- kites were too heavy (lighten the materials)
- spars were too weak (reinforce them, or change the material)
- keels and bridles were attached incorrectly (move the location of the string, or add extra support)
Make the necessary corrections and test the kites again. Bring your finished kites to High Park on Wednesday. We will test them out together then.
So after planting and caring for our tomato seeds, these are the results of our experiment.
Das Neves’ Class
Group T: 26 planted,17 germinated (Success rate: 65%)
Group V: 27 planted, 23 geminated (Success rate: 85%)
Group T: 27 planted,15 germinated (Success rate: 56%)
Group V: 34 planted, 21 geminated (Success rate: 62%)
Group T: 61%
Group V: 72%
- T - Control Group
- V - ISS Seeds
Currently, 696 classes have submitted their results. There has been a success rate of 59% for Group T and 59% for Group V.
Calendar: Last Month of School!
Congratulations to Donyelle and Brandon C. who represented our school at the City Track and Field Tournament today. You should be extremely proud of making it this far and placing 3rd and 4th overall. Your dedication and hard work has helped you achieve this amazing accomplishment. You have made the staff and students of St. Matthew very proud! Fantastic job!!
Each of the kites listed here looks different than another kite, but the forces acting on all the kites is exactly the same. In fact, with the exception of thrust, the forces acting on a kite are also the same forces which act on an airliner or a fighter plane. Like an aircraft, kites are heavier than air and rely on aerodynamic forces to fly. Gas balloons and bubbles, on the other hand, are lighter than air and rely on buoyancy forces to fly.
Like an aircraft, kites have a solid frame normally made of wood or plastic, and this frame is covered by a paper, plastic, or cloth “skin” to generate the lift necessary to overcome the kite’s weight.
A kite must be made as light as possible for good performance, yet be strong enough to withstand high winds.
Here are a few excellent websites to help you design and construct your own kites: