A hands-on investigation task that allows students to design, create, and evaluate the effectiveness of a parachute.
Air resistance is a force. When an object falls towards the earth due to gravity, air resistance acts upon the object to slow or stop it falling.
Different materials of varying shapes and sizes can affect the strength of the air resistance force.
This Physical Sciences experiment allows students to investigate air resistance.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Australian Curriculum alignment
Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events
Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions
Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate
Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions
Compare observations with those of others
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways
Through discussion, compare observations with predictions
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape
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