Year 4 Integrated Studies - Materials, Forces and Heat

As a part of the Materials, Forces and Heat Integrated Studies unit, the Year 4’s were able to design and create parachutes using basic materials such as milk bottles, plastic bags and string. Collaborating with their peers, students pieced their parachutes together and tested them out with the focus on revisiting their design to improve the parachutes performance.

Once the designs were finalised, students went to the gym, with great enthusiasm, to drop their parachutes off the balcony. The end product was a host parachutes that definitely succeeded in their goal.  The parachutes varied greatly in materials and size but lead into rich discussion on design, forces and materials.

Year 4 Classroom Teachers


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