Perfect Parachutes

Today in Science we investigated air resistance and how the surface area of a parachute can effect the time it takes for it to fall to the ground. We first made a prediction based on our ideas about air resistance. After we had predicted we set up our experiment. In groups we attached string and a paper clip to each parachute and we then dropped them from the same height, repeating three times and recording the time it took each parachute to fall to the ground. We then combined our results and found an average time for each of the three different sized parachutes. We recorded our results in a table and will discuss our results in our next lesson.


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