After coming to Cape Breton and experimenting with kites, Bell discovered the tetrahedral form. By putting three equilateral triangles together he could form a four-sided figure that he called a tetrahedral cell. By placing tetrahedrons together he could build bigger and bigger kites, and he envisioned a day when tetrahedral kites with motors would be able to carry people through the air.

In our Tetrahedral Kite Program, see if you have what it takes to build your own tetrahedral kite! All material are supplied for this 30 minute family activity.


45 minutes
$9.60 per kite
Children under 12 require adult assistance