Paper Parachutes

This half-term in Year 5 & 6 we have been studying Forces. In this lesson, they were examining the effects of air resistance. They discussed how air resistance can have both positive and negative effects. For example, it can make it more difficult to cycle or walk as the air resistance is working against us. However, it is very beneficial for skydivers, as the air resistance acting on their parachutes helps them land on the ground safely. They created their own parachutes and had a competition to see who could create the "best" one - that is, the one that took the longest to reach the ground!


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