Parachute Challenge Accepted

Parachute Challenge Accepted photo
New vocabulary words such as air resistance, revise, force, gravity and speed were part of a STEM activity for second-graders. The students were challenged to design and build a parachute that would slow down a cup as it falls to the ground. They learned that the greater the force of air resistance the slower the descent of the parachute. They also reflected on their design and discussed what worked well, what they would do differently as well as how their groups worked together.