Year 2 have been busy working scientifically to answer the following research question:
Will a small or a large parachute fall to the ground more slowly?
To answer the question, Year 2 designed and made their own parachute in their group of 4. They had to make sure it was going to be a fair test – which means only one thing can be changed – everything else must stay the same. In this case, we changed the size of the parachutes.
Once our parachutes were made, we tested them from the Year 6 balcony. We found out that larger parachutes fall to the ground slower than smaller parachutes!
Take a look at one group below!
Watch the YouTube video below to learn more about parachutes and how they work.
What did you enjoy about the parachute experiment?
What did you learn from the experiment?