In class this week we have been looking at air resistance. We were given the challenge of making the most effective parachutes. We had the choice of materials to use in the making process (plastic, tissue paper and fabric) we had to make a decision on which to use and explained our choices and hypothesis.
For the experiment we performed 3 drops from the same height to calculate average and work out the speed of which each parachute fell to the ground. We then compared our results with those of other groups to determine which of the materials was the most effective.
Take a look at some of the photos from our experiment below.