The children in 5th class Room 27 have been busy making parachutes this week while working on their STEM Egg drop activity. They have been investigating and experiementing about the the effects of air resistence and gravity on their parachute.
First they dropped an egg on its own. Then they tried out their parachutes with their eggs attached using a variety of materials. The times were kept very carefully by the time keepers! They discovered that gravity pulls the object down and air resistance slows the fall. Parachutes are used to slow the fall of an object by increasing air resistance which reduces the effect of gravity!
See some photos and a few videos below.