Washingwell Community Primary School

Achievement for all

Fabulous Forces

Saturn enjoyed learning about air resistance. Mrs McCue challenged the children to make parachutes for a skydiving company. In groups, the children made three different parachutes. They then recorded which fell the slowest. This helped the children understand that air resistance can slow things down. Here the air resistance was helpful because it slowed the parachute and this was useful for the skydiving company.