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How slow can it go?
A parachute is a strong and lightweight device that uses drag to slow a falling object down.
Follow these instructions to create your very own paper parachute!
What you need:
- Newspaper or paper
- Markers, crayons or coloring pencils
- Paper clip (optional)
What you do:
First, print the parachute template at the bottom of this story or draw a large square on a piece of newspaper.
1. Color your parachute.
2. Cut it out.
3. Tape a piece of string to each inside corner.
4. Tie strings together and make a loop.
5. Attach an object (like a paper clip), toy or something else to the loop.
6. Drop your parachute!
More you can try
- Use different shapes: Try making a triangular or circular parachute
- Mix it up: Make a bigger parachute or make a parachute out of a different material
- Test it out: How can you make a parachute that falls slower? Faster?
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