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CLIP 2183

Parachutes and air resistance

Parachutes and air resistance

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Key Info
  • Parachutes and air resistance
  • Duration: 01:25
  • A parachute is a large area of material which creates air resistance. The air resistance stops the person parachuting from falling too quickly. An umbrella would be a perfect parachute for a teddybear because a teddy is small and light. The bigger the person or the heavier the object, the larger the surface area of material required. Parachutes are made of nylon, which is very strong and very light.
  • Subject:



    Forces: Friction

  • Keywords: air resistance, friction, surface area, parachute
Ideas for use in class
  • To show how a parachute creates air resistance. This is a good starting point for an investigation into which material would make the best parachute.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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