Sandhill Primary

Class 8’s Air Resistance Investigation

Fri 21st May, 2021

Class 8 have been combining their DT/Science skills.

To investigate the impact of air resistance on parachutes with different surface areas, class 8 designed, created and tested their creations. They worked incredibly well in teams to successfully create parachutes of different sizes. Following this they dropped them from a specific height and recorded the time it took to fall to the ground.

We found out that parachutes with a larger surface area were impacted more by air resistance, therefore took longer to descend.