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Science Making Parachutes

Posted on: 26/11/2019

Students were allowed only a sheet of bin liner, 4 sheets of paper, 4 pieces of string and sellotape and 15 minutes to make a  parachute, which, using their knowledge of forces and air resistance, would deliver an egg safely from a drop of 5m from the science corridor to the ground floor. Winners were Bobby and Kezia who innovatively wrapped the outside of the egg bag with paper to cushion the fall and had the widest surface area of the parachute.

Written by Mr Moulton