Year 5 learning about forces

September 12, 2019

In our Science lessons, Year 5 Pelicans have been learning about forces. On Tuesday, we carried out an interesting experiment into air resistance by designing and making our own parachutes out of old plastic bags, wool and gluesticks. We dropped our ‘skydivers’ from the third floor and timed how long it took for the parachutes to reach the ground.
“We found out that the bigger parachutes fell slower because they have a bigger surface area” – Jamie.
“The small parachutes fell really quickly” – Ponny.
“Can we take them home?!” – Bosco.