Reflection: Real World Applications Day 3: Parachute Failure Points & Improvements - Section 3: Explore


As I mentioned before, I showed the video of the bowling ball and streamers at the beginning of the lesson, hoping that a group would take note of the streamers. This group, Pink Group's Failure Points applied this real world application of increasing air resistance to improve their model. In fact, this group ended up having one of the slowest falling parachutes, due to the added streamers and other improvements.

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Day 3: Parachute Failure Points & Improvements

Unit 1: Gravity
Lesson 9 of 19

Objective: SWBAT use the Engineering Method to construct parachutes.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will be given time to finish constructing and testing their parachute prototypes. Students will also be identifying failure points of their design and making improvements.

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Science, gravity, engineering, STEM, design a solution, parachutes
  80 minutes
parachute drop
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