Running Parachute

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Introduce the concepts of drag and resistance. Sprint a distance without the parachute. Then attach it to your body and sprint again. How much did your time differ due to the chute's resistance?

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The Running Parachute is a fun tool for introducing drag and resistance to your force and motion lessons. Sprint a distance (or have a student do it) without the parachute and time yourself. Then attach the parachute and sprint the same distance. After you reach about 70% of your maximum speed, the chute is deployed and resistance and drag are applied. How much did your time differ between the two scenarios? Enhance the lesson working into the discussion how scientists and engineers use drag and resistance concepts to design race cars, rockets, airplanes, bicycle equipment, and much more.

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Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Laboratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.