PASCACK VALLEY, N.J. -- George School students in Rebecca Duda’s science class learned about gravity and air resistance through a hands-on learning, STEM-like science lab.
Working in groups of four, students selected the materials they wanted to use to create a parachute to support a LEGO man being dropped.
The students worked collaboratively and shared ideas as they designed and then built a parachute they felt would slow down the LEGO man when dropped from roughly a 10-foot height.
The students then tested their parachutes and recorded the time it took for the LEGO man to hit the ground. Using cross-curricular learning, the students calculated the averages of the drop times and then generated a written response reflecting on the activity.
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