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Gravity in Action
Explore the effects of gravity on a slowly falling object: a parachute you make out of plastic bags, string and stones.
In this activity, learners will investigate air and gravity through the use of various fabrics by through them in the air. Activity includes step-by-step instructions and extension ideas.
Playing with Parachutes
In this activity, learners explore how parachutes are used to slow down moving objects. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own parachutes out of everyday items.
Learners make a skydiver and parachute contraption and launch it. They see that the drag created by air resistance slows the descent of skydivers as they travel back to Earth.
Lego Man Jump
In this activity, learners are challenged to create a parachute using easily sourced materials in order to transport a LEGO figure safely to the ground.
The Parachuting Egg
In this activity, learners work in groups to design a parachute out of household items that keeps an egg secure when dropped from a certain height.
In this activity, learners will engineer three different parachutes to test how well each one works.
Solve The Fall
In this twist on a classic design challenge, learners will try to stop a bouncy ball from bouncing as they explore how to control the fall of an object.
In this physics activity, learners will build their own parachutes out of tissue paper. They will explore the effects of weight, height, and design on the parachutes' speed and stability.
In this engineering activity, learners design parachutes to give toy figures safe landings. This activity is great for practicing an important STEM skill--changing only one variable at a time.
Algebra: Aw Chute!Add to list Details
In this math lesson, learners determine and compare the rate of descent of various learner-constructed parachutes. Learners construct parachutes that will have maximum hang times.
Statistics: WhirlybirdsAdd to list Details
In this math lesson, learners measure, predict and determine the frequency of an event as it relates to how close Whirlybirds land to a target.
In this activity, learners design and build their own parachute using household materials with the goal of landing their passenger safely on a target.
Tissue Paper Parachute
In this activity, learners make a parachute out of tissue paper, tape, and string. Then, learners test their parachute to see how many paper clips it can carry.