The experiment began with a simple question: How can we protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a considerable height?
We learned that air resistance is the force that opposes an object's motion through the air. The larger the surface area of an object, the greater the air resistance it experiences. Parachutes, with their wide canopies, harness this principle to slow down the fall of objects.
Upon examining the results, the Year 5 students discovered that the size of the parachute indeed had a substantial impact on the rate of descent. Larger parachutes created more air resistance, providing a gentler landing for the eggs. Smaller parachutes, on the other hand, allowed the eggs to fall faster due to less air resistance.