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Blow-and-Go Parachute

Students design a skydiver and parachute constraption to demonstrate how drag caused by air resistance slows the descent of skydivers as they travel back to Earth. They experience how gravity pulls the skydiver toward the earth and how drag is used with the parachute.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 7th
Subjects
Engineering
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Project
  • Vocabulary