Selenia and the Victorian Adventure *suitable for home teaching*

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Learn about the forces of air resistance and gravity in this colourful comic aimed at Key Stage Two. Written to promote scientific enquiry, it includes an air resistance investigation to find which is the best shape and size for a parachute. It also focuses on asking questions that can be investigated scientifically.

In this episode, Selenia builds a hot air balloon to travel to London. She needs to build a parachute for her friend Daiki and needs help finding the best design.

Teachers' notes provide a link from the comic to the investigation, curriculum links, extension opportunities, equipment list and a planning sheet. They also include an explanation of the forces associated with a falling parachute.

This resource, provided by the University of the West of England is part of a collection of science comics which aim to engage children with science and reading.

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