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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 Invention of the Parachute

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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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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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PARACHUTES IN CYBERSPACE

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners 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 lesson students make a simple parachute and investigate different variables that can cause potential problems.
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Movement Forms

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students 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 students build models and compare their drag. 
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Does Weight Affect Drag?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate how weight affects a parachute's rate of fall.  In this investigative instructional activity students test parachutes, average results and conclude what makes a faster descent.
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Parachutes: What Affects a Parachute

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars create a simple paper parachute. In this parachute design lesson, students examine the effects of the wind and make napkin parachutes.  
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The Community of Fun

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a parachute activity. In this physical education lesson, students use teamwork to lift a parachute and keep soft balls on top of it. Students demonstrate how working together can accomplish a goal.
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Parachute Color Match

For Teachers Pre-K
Students explore the concept of color awareness and matching. In this color awareness lesson, students participate in a parachute activity to build their knowledge of matching colors. This activity involves using a beanbag and parachute...
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Drop Zone Challenge

For Students 7th - 9th
In this physics activity, students construct a parachute using the materials listed on the sheet that will have the longest and closest target when dropped from a specific height. Then they record their results after three trials.
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Drop Zone Challenge

For Students 7th - 9th
In this science challenge worksheet, students construct a parachute that will have the longest time in seconds and best accuracy when dropped from a predetermined height. Then they use the formula given to determine the calculations.
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Aw Chute!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are presented with the problem of constructing a parachute that has the maximum hang time. They construct their own parachute using available materials. Pupils drop their parachutes from a height of two meters and record the...
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Parachutes

For Teachers K - 8th
Students control the parachutes using arm movements. They follow directions while participating in games. Students explore the effects of wind on several objects. They study the effects of shape, size and weight on a parachute.
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Haunted House

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars partake in a fun and active Halloween activity.
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Mars Pathfinder Egg Drop and Landing

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars construct a pathfinder that could land an egg safely. In this physics lesson, students explain the factors affecting the dynamics of falling objects. They evaluate their pathfinder design.
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Parachute-Turtle Game

For Teachers K
Students gain an understanding of why a turtle goes inside its shell. The activity also allows students to practice responding to a command.Teacher says "the turtle is in the woods and sees a bear." students say "hide in the shell," t
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Parachute - Land and Weather

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners use different parachute activities to study weather and land patterns and formations. Tornados and hurricanes can be discussed as students make large waves (move from very high to very low) that mimmick these two weather...