Parachute Design

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Deploy an activity that requires deploying a parachute. An engaging lesson challenges learners to design and construct parachutes. They test out their creations and consider what changes should be made to improve the parachute's performance.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have a contest to see which classmate's parachute lands closest to the target
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires a variety of materials; see the resource for the complete list
  • Basic familiarity with air resistance is beneficial
Pros
  • Includes some recommended reading suggestions
  • Provides background information for teachers
Cons
  • None