Air Resistance

Cherry class have been exploring different forces. In this weeks lesson, they carried out an experiment in order to investigate air resistance. The children made three parachutes using three different sized canopies and then dropped them from the same height. They timed how long it took the parachutes to reach the ground. They carried out each drop three times, and then calculated an average time. As well as learning all about the effect of air resistance on the different sized parachutes the children also put their maths skills to good use.

This Science topic has been very practical – the children have thoroughly enjoyed carrying out all of the experiments and learning through their findings.