10 March, 2023

Year 7 parachutes


Year 7 have been looking at forces and spent a little time making parachutes to experiment with the effect on the air resistance if the shape or size of the parachute canopy is changed. In other words, will the parachute fall faster or slower?

A lot of thought went into making the parachutes and a lot of excitement was had dropping them from the third-floor balcony.

We will look at the results later in the week to evaluate what was found.

Kirk Wootton
Teacher of Science/Chemistry and Mathematics