Gerald Griffin St. Cork

Science- Parachutes

Here is an account of the experiment written by two 3rd class pupils:

Last week 3rd class, 4th class and 5th class did an experiment on parachutes. They had access to bags, string, tape, masking tape, play dough and stick men. They had to trick gravity into slowing down the parachutes fall. Everyone was separated into 8 groups for the experiment. Everyone had two bags to work with, one was big and the other was small. Most people used the big bag, but our group managed to used both the big and small bags. Everyone got about 10 minutes to make the parachute. When they were finished they took it outside in the yard. Everyone got to throw their parachutes in the air when a gust of wind passed by. The team that won was the team that used two bags.