This week in Year 5, we have been investigating forces involved in falling. We had a brief to design the best parachute that could protect an egg from smashing.
We investigated different variables that would affect the parachute such as type of material, surface area, shape and length of string. We used this research to make a final design, which we made and tested (the video can be seen above).
I would like you, Year 5, to answer the following questions in as much detail as you can:
- What made the best parachute? (i.e. shorter string etc)
- Were you successful in creating a suitable parachute that protected the egg? Why do you think this is?
- You know that most of your parachutes were able to protect an egg from smashing in calm weather conditions. What else could you try and find out about your parachute?
- What have you most enjoyed about this week?