Reflection: High Expectations Day 2: Engineering Parachutes - Section 2: Focus


Here, Making Diagrams More Precise, I ask students to make their work more precise by using parachute vocabulary (such as suspension lines & canopy) and by labeling materials. This is such an important part of the engineering process! Students need to be able to communicate their ideas clearly to others for us to truly understand their engineered product. 

  High Expectations: Encouraging Precise Language
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Day 2: Engineering Parachutes

Unit 1: Gravity
Lesson 8 of 19

Objective: SWBAT use the Engineering Method to construct parachutes.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will construct and test a parachute prototype that will safely transport a washer to a targeted area on the ground.

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Science, gravity, engineering, STEM, design a solution, parachutes
  70 minutes
comparing parachute designs
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