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This practical science lesson idea demonstrates to Key Stage 2 pupils how air resistance works, using homemade parachutes and eggs.
Professor Pete has made some model parachutes in different sizes, using plastic bags, string and yoghurt pots. Eggs are attached before they are dropped from a height.
A fireman tests the parachutes by launching eggs from the top of a ladder. The egg without a parachute, unsurprisingly, smashes.
After trying various other parachutes, a black bin liner is announced the winner, creating enough air resistance for the egg to safely float down to the ground, in this primary video for Year 4.
Part of the series: Primary Lesson Starters