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Parachutes

Name:_____________________________________

Partner’s Name:_____________________________

 

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.