This week are are focussing on air resistance. Work through the powerpoint and then complete the parachute investigation. Enjoy!
This week's activity is to investigate air restistance through parachutes. Your task is to make make three parachutes changinging only one variable, this could be the size, the material, the object attached to the parachute or the length of the strings. Remember it is important to only change one variable and to keep the other variables the same- such as the height in which you drop the parachute. You will then drop the parachutes from a given height and time to see how long it takes for them to fall. The parachute that takes the longest will be the best design. Use the investigation recording sheet to show your findings.