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Air Resistance

During their science unit on forces Year 5 have been learning about a variety of different forces. Last week they studied the relationship between weight and mass and used forcemeters to test and this week they studied air resistance. Their challenge was to come up with the best possible parachute design so that a person would fall slowly and safely to the ground. The class had some very interesting ideas and a range of shapes of sizes but they were also very careful to ensure that it was a fair test.  By the end they had a good understanding abut which shapes and sizes made the best parachutes and why.