Curriculum

Air resistance

In YEAR 5 we have been investigating forces. To identify and explain the effects of air resistance, we conducted an experiment. We made three different sized parachutes out of plastic and measured how long it took each parachute to fall to the floor.

We made sure it was a fair test by keeping the weight attached to the parachute the same and by keeping the height we dropped the parachute from the same.

 

 

Have you ever walked outside on a windy day?

 

Have you ever flown a kite?

Have you ever been on a rollercoaster?