Parachutes and Egg Drop at Kingshill Primary School
On Wednesday, 8 October Miss Laxton, from Invicta’s Science Department visited Discovery Primary school at Kingshill to run a workshop as part of their Science curriculum on Forces. This is her report of the event:
The workshop the students participated in was the Parachute Egg Drop Challenge. Students had to consider forces to design a parachute to maximise air resistance to safely land their egg intact from a 3 meter fall. Students had to design their parachute canopy and a safety device for their egg. Once the designs were finalised they made their parachutes and tested them. They were given four success criteria - slowest descent with speed being calculated, design of the parachute, safety of the egg, and whether the parachute had landed on target.
A smashing time was had by all. With a number of students saying, "they enjoyed making parachutes and learning about applications of forces" as well as "seeing the eggs splat" with some saying next time that they would "make improvements to ensure the eggs safety".
Thank you to Miss Laxton for making this such an enjoyable experience for these primary school students.
You can see her blog by following this link: http://blog.discovery.kent.sch.uk/