Parachutes Fourth Class

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Ms Mangan’s fourth class enjoyed making parachutes seeing how they operated. Here are the results:

Parachutes080118 Results

Some questions about the results:

  • Which parachute was the quickest to touch the ground without any coins?
  • Which parachute was the slowest to touch the ground without any coins?
  • Which parachute was the quickest to touch the ground with coins?
  • Which parachute was the slowest to touch the ground with coins?
  • Can you identify things that would have influenced the time that that the parachutes took to touch the ground?
  • Was this a fair test?
    • If yes why?
    • If not, how could we make this a fair test?

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