Goal: Design a parachute that will convey a small mass (like a Lego person or an eraser) to the ground from a certain height as slowly as possible.
What material(s) are you going to use for your first parachute? _________________________________________________________
Draw your design here:
Test your design.
A.) What was the height it was dropped at? ______________________
B.) How long did it take to fall to the floor? _______________________
C.) Divide your answer from part A by your answer from part B. This is your average velocity.
Now redesign and try to design a slower falling parachute. Draw your new design on the back of the paper and calculate the average velocity again.