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Parachute Parade

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Parachutes catch air and create a drag which help give skydivers safe landings. In this activity, patrons design a parachute to give a toy figure a safe landing

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Use a stopwatch to time how fast the parachutes take to drop to the ground
Hints for uses in your library Be sure to give your patrons time to redesign or improve their parachute after testing it
Related Links Sci Girls Scientific Inquiry Process
How to Engage Girls in STEM
How Parachutes Work: The Science of Air Resistance
Originating Source PBS Learning Media
Related Books
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Parachutes by Marcia K. Vaughan
How do Parachutes Work? By Jennifer Boothroyd

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Parachute Parade

Parachute Parade

Parachutes catch air and create a drag which help give skydivers safe landings. In this activity, patrons design a parachute to give a toy figure a safe landing