STEM in Ms. Mulcahy’s 4th Class – Design your own parachute

In our history lesson we learnt about an important lady called Ameila Earhart. She was the first women to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Ameila Earhart also tried to fly around the world and unfortunately during her flight over the Pacific Ocean her plane disappeared.

In order to develop our problem solving skills through STEM, 4th Class decided to make a parachute which could have saved Ameila Earhart. We used different size parachutes and discussed the differences between the different sizes. We decided to use a bigger size parachute as it took longer to get to the floor which would ultimately give Ameila Earhart a soft landing and time to see where she would land.

Post Author: Kimberly Mulcahy