Design your parachute - A guide to landing your CanSat safely
This resource gives students a brief overview of the different options available when building a parachute for the CanSat Competition. Students will learn about the underlying physics of parachutes and their design and how to control the speed of their CanSat.
- Understand the difference between weight and mass.
- Identify different parachute types and discuss their design and construction.
- Appreciate why it is important to test a parachute.
- Understand the concept of terminal velocity.
- Represent graphs with corrects units and labels.
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