Investigating Parachutes

We are talking about all things that fly.  Parachutes don’t really fly but do help people and things land safely from the air.  Have a look at Felix Baumgartner jumping from the edge of space.

We talked about the different shapes of parachutes, about whether they can fly with a hole in them and how to go about making a parachute that would give a LEGO man a safe landing.  (We’d love to try this with uncooked eggs but perhaps that is for another day!)


Let’s hope we can realise our dreams just like Felix Baumgartner did.

Here are parachutes we made at home:

We played parachute games in PE too (wheels, mushrooms, tents). Parachutes are very interesting and a lot of fun!