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Parachutes


Year 5 have been investigating air-resistance. They were set the challlenge to make a parachute which could successfully land an egg intact. First of all different designs were tested altering variables such as: material, shape of parachute, amount of string etc. 



From the prototypes a final parachute was created. To each parachute was attached a capsule bearing a brave egg pilot. We then dropped these from the top landing timing their fall and looking to see if any of the eggs remained intact. 


Alas only Bella, Chapa and Taylor brought an egg safely to the ground. However we will learn from our mistakes and think of ways we could improve our parachutes for next time. 



 

Posted by: The Teachers on: 10/10/2016

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