Parachute Investigation

Dosbarth Mrs Curtis have planned and carried out an investigation to find out if the size of a parachute affects the time it takes to fall. They asked the question does a big parachute fall slower than a small one?

First we made five different size parachutes out of plastic bin bags and string.

We then took the parachutes over to the park, they were all dropped from the top of the slide, three times. We recorded the time it took them to fall and put this information into a table.


Once back in the classroom we used calculators to work out the mean time from all three results.