At-Home Science Experiments: DIY Parachutes

Here is a quick science experiment that you easily can do with your kids.

I got the instructions from this heaven=BookSale sent book. For only 15 pesos, you get a 50+ projects that will surely get your kids more interested in science. Aki is into experiments lately so this book is just perfect for him.

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You only need a a pair of scissors, paper napkin, thread, tape, small toys and paper clips.

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Tape the ends of the thread to the corners of the napkin. Make sure the threads are of the same length. Gather the other ends of the thread. Tie them into a knot and attach a toy or paper clips.

Voila! You have a parachute!

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Go up the stairs and release.

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This project cost me nothing but the smiles were priceless. Expect to hear “Again! Again! Again!” over and over.

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Try experimenting how the number of paper clips attached to the knot affects the speed of the parachute.

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Can you guess which of this two has 3 paper clips and which has only 2?

If you are interested in purchasing the book,  head over to Makati Cinema Square. I saw 2 copies in the MCS Booksale branch last weekend.

 

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