- We are looking at how the size of a parachute affects the speed it falls at.
- We discussed:
- The height it is dropped from
- The weight of the object
- The size of the parachute
In groups, we made 3 parachutes of different sizes. We measured using a ruler on black bin bags and cut them out. Then we attached the same length of wool to all of them and 3 cubes.
Next we made predictions. Which parachute has the most/least air resistance?
Then we went to the atrium and tested our parachutes. We had a lot of fun doing this!
We returned to class and discussed our findings. We worked out the average time for each parachute.
Parents/Carers: Ask your child to tell you about the experiment and our findings.