Air Resistance Science Experiment

  • 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.


P5b Garden Gang

Primary 5b were delighted to help clear some space for our new Science Garden.

Sarah, Isabella, Dylan and Holly were looking for bulbs.

Samantha and Euan were clearing some mud.

Ryaan, Gordon, Sean and Tarun were making this area flat helped by Euan and Samantha.

Hannah and Zaydan enjoyed using the spades to clear an area.


Lily, Molly, Beth, Imogen and Alexis are clearing waste into the dump and dancing as they work!


Inaya and Murray were busy tidying the outdoor classroom.

Another group of busy children including Jenson, Ayaan, Darcey, Tomo and Hassan who had fun sharing the gardening tools.

The children were keen to find the remains of their goldfish called Finlay which was buried in this area in Primary 1. Thankfully Finlay wasn’t found!!!


P5 Fun Run

The girls are ready for the Science Fun Run.

Gordon and Sarah are enjoying the Saturn hoops activity.


Inaya had a great time and came well prepared with a warm jacket and hat.


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