Talking about Parachutes
1 Attention Getter
Show students a video clip of earth/space engineers to capture their interest
2 Computer Simulation
Assign students the parachute simulation and allow them to explore variables that change how a parachute falls.
3 Engineering is Elementary: Designing Parachutes
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4 Explain results
Ask students to have a picture of the parachute they made explain the results of the variable testing that they did as a team.
(Other possible app: YakIt Kids)
5 Share Results
Students should post their Chatterpix videos to a class Padlet website for discussion and sharing.