Making Parachutes

This week the 5th graders got to design and test out their own parachutes. They had to build the parachute withen a budget of $10. The materials were dark plastic  $5, white plastic $4, coffee filters $3, aluminum foil $2, cotten balls(4) $2, bubble square $1, masking tape(1 arm length) $1 along with free ziploc bag, paper cups and string.Their goal was to build a parachute that could safely land an egg over a span of two meters. The week before they got to experiment with the idea of parachutes using a washer using the same materials.

 

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