Parachute Engineering

Our 4th and 5th graders continued their learning about the engineering design process, and using the engineering design steps to meet the following challenge: “Design a parachute to be packed in a spacecraft and used in an atmosphere that is thinner than Earth’s.” They tested variables involving suspension line length, canopy size, and canopy material, and how it all worked with creating enough drag to meet the constraints and criteria given.

Posted on May 8, 2018, in STEAM and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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