## How do you make a simple homemade parachute?

Activity

1. Cut your paper into a square.
2. Punch a hole in each corner of the square.
3. Tie a piece of string to each corner.
4. Tie the free ends of the strings to your washer or other weight.
5. Test your parachute! Stand up tall and let it drop.

## What is the best shape for a parachute?

The circle parachute should demonstrate the slowest average descent rate because its natural symmetrical shape would be the most efficient design to maximize wind resistance and create drag.

How do you make the best parachute?

Making the parachute Cut the grocery bag down to a large flat square. Trim off the corners of the square so you now have an octagon (8-sided shape). Use the hole-punch to punch small holes near each angle. Put clear tape over the holes as reinforcement, and then punch holes again.

### How do you make a parachute fall slower?

The larger the surface area, the more air resistance and the slower the parachute will drop. Cutting a small hole in the middle of the parachute will allow air to slowly pass through it rather than spilling out over one side, this should help the parachute fall straighter.

How do you make a parachute last longer in the air?

A circular shape can stay the longest in the air, because a circular shape has a uniform edge which provides the most air resistance which gives the softest landing.

#### What makes a parachute fall slowly?

When a parachute is released, the weight pulls down on the strings. The large surface area of the parachute material provides air resistance to slow the parachute down. The larger the surface area the more air resistance and the slower the parachute will drop.

#### What is the slowest parachute?

circle parachute
The circle parachute had the slowest overall average descent rate of 134.88 centimeters per second, followed by the parallelogram parachute with an overall average descent rate of 141.72 centimeters per second.

Which parachute has a slower descent?

The large surface area of the parachute material provides air resistance to slow the parachute down. The larger the surface area the more air resistance and the slower the parachute will drop.

## How do I make a good parachute?

Method 4 of 4: Making Parachutes out of Plastic Bags Cut a square sail out of a plastic shopping bag. Lay a plastic shopping bag on a flat surface. Cut 4 even strands of string. Unwind a spool of string and cut off a strand that is approximately 1 foot (0.30 m) long. Tape 1 string to each corner of the parachute sail. Knot the strings together and attach a weighted object. Launch the parachute.

## What is the best way to make a parachute?

Making a Simple Parachute Get a napkin or cut a square out of a plastic bag. Cover each corner with a piece of tape. Punch a hole into each corner with a hole puncher. Cut four pieces of string. Thread and tie the strings through the holes. Thread the strings through a button. Toss the parachute.

How do you make a plastic bag parachute?

Making a Quick Square Parachute Cut a 60 centimeter (23.6 in) string and cut into 15 centimeter (5.9 in) strips (4). Cut the plastic bag into a square. Each side should measure 20 centimeter (7.9 in). Tie a piece of string on each corner of the square plastic bag. Tie the string’s bottom ends as one and knot.

### How do you make a Paper Parachute?

How to make the parachute pizazz paper parachute: Step 1: Fold the tissue paper in 1-inch accordion pleats like a fan. Step 2: Fold this strip into triangular pleats. Step 3: Carefully unfold the tissue paper. Step 4: Pour a little bleach into a bowl. Step 5: Thread one piece of thread onto the needle and make a tight knot at the end.

How do you make a simple homemade parachute? Activity Cut your paper into a square. Punch a hole in each corner of the square. Tie a piece of string to each corner. Tie the free ends of the strings to your washer or other weight. Test your parachute! Stand up tall and let it drop.…