Spot Challenge: Parachute Drop

Materials:

Construction paper, computer paper, string, fabric, paper clips, button with 4 holes, hole puncher

Number of Participants Per Group:

6 at the most

Your challenge is to use the materials provided and create a functional parachute.

Once you have completed the construction of your parachute, test your parachute and see how well it does with staying in the air the longest, holding the most paper clips and still floating, and how far your parachute can fly.

How You Can Measure Your Success: 

  • How long did it stay in the air?
  • How many paper chips can it hold?
  • How far did it fly?