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39 resources with the concept parachutes

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For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students do a variety of activities with a parachute including making waves, holding the parachute above there heads, and going under the parachute.
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Aware of the Air

For Students K - 5th Standards
It's there, even though no one can see it. Scholars create two different-sized parachutes out of shopping bags, then let them fall through the air. They should see that the larger parachute falls more slowly and interpret this to mean...
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At Home: Safe Landing Activity

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A parachute is probably a good idea. An engaging lesson has pupils brainstorm ways to slow the descent of a falling object to minimize the impact when it lands. They decide on a design, build a prototype, test it out, and then make...
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Parachute Design

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
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...
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Flight of the Fruit: Weight, Gravity and Imagination

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Beware the falling fruit. Scholars design and build parachutes that can help protect fruit as it falls. They test out their creations, learning about gravity, weight, air resistance, and measurement concepts along the way.
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STEM Quick Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Quick—save the resource! A STEM curricular document provides two to four activities in each grade for K-4 and a set of miscellaneous lessons appropriate at various grade levels. Scholars learn about STEM by engaging in various...
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Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Motion is the focus of ten hands-on activities that challenge scholars to build machines invented by Leonardo da Vinci. Following several steps, small groups work collaboratively to recreate machines including levers, pulleys, wheels,...
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Parachute Food Drop

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Drop a perfect project into your lesson plans. Groups use different building materials to create models of parachutes for food drops. After testing out their prototypes, they make improvements to their designs.
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Safe Landing

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Watch out below! Future engineers come up with methods to ensure that a ball in a cup stays in the cup even after dropped from a given height. It might be prudent to include some kind of shock absorber in the cup. Parachutes are a good...
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Parachute Parade

For Students 3rd - 7th
Sail to the ground with a parachute activity! Kids construct parachutes out of household items and a toy figure, after brainstorming the best way to reduce drag. Once they test their parachutes, they can adjust their projects to optimize...
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"Here We Go" Parachute Routine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Rather than just shouting out commands on what to do with a parachute, turn some music on and make it a dance routine. This seems like a pretty cool way to engage young learners. Make a dome, hop, make waves, walk, twist, and shake that...
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The Parachute

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss parachutes and write a procedure to determine the effect of different size parachutes and different masses on the time it takes the masses to fall. They record all their data from their experiment then write three...
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The Invention of the Parachute

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the invention of the parachute and how Leonardo da Vinci came up with the design.  In this aerodynamics lesson students test the properties that make parachutes more efficient.
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For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars make and observe the flight of simple parachutes. In this parachute lesson plan, students listen to Henry M. Holden's, Fire-Fighting Aircraft and Smoke Jumpers. They make parachutes out of plastic bags, tape, and strings...
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Parachutes: What a Drag

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders make 2 different kinds of parachutes and record and graph the time for each one for the different drag forces. In this parachute lesson plan, 6th graders compare the results to the rest of the class of each parachute and...
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Parachutes, Circles and Pi...Oh My!

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore different size circles to discover the relationship between diameter and circumference. In this circles and Pi lesson, students construct simple parachutes using circle patterns of varying sizes. Students predict the...
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Building a Parachute

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders construct a parachute using specified materials in a set amount of time. They observe a toy parachute attached to a toy man and discuss what makes him move slower or faster. Then in small groups they design, construct,...
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Gravity, Air & Eggs!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students predict how a parachute works. They draw a design of a parachute. Students construct a parachute that is able to slow the fall of several pennies in a cup and an egg. They explain how a parachute creates air resistance to...
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Design a Parachute

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in a discussion about what a parachute is and how it works. They create a parachute using different materials that they think will work best. The students test their designs, which will be followed by a class discussion...
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For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research on the Internet to find pictures of parachutes/skydiving. They pick out shapes, colors, letters, and body positions. Then they play different games with the parachute in gym class.
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Build Your Own Parachute

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students study the basics of parachuting.  In this flight and aerodynamics activity students make a simple parachute and investigate different variables that can cause potential problems.
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For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students read books, learn about the letter f, and eat family snacks such as popcorn all to learn about families. In this families lesson plan, students also put puzzles together and play with a parachute.
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Movement Forms

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars play movement games such as skipping, galloping, and parachutes. In this movement lesson plan, students also learn how to slide properly.
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Does Shape Affect Drag?

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study drag and how it affects a parachute in the sky.  In this parachutes lesson plan students build models and compare their drag.