LO: To demonstrate how force can slow down or completely stop a moving object
LO: To identify how the surface area can affect the speed of an object dropping
LO: To communicate how the effect gravity has on themselves and on objects
Hook - Let's get motivated!
Let's go back to 1940s! Mrs Chafey is working in a factory, and she needs your help to design and make parachutes. How will we help them land safely? What will make the best parachute?
Authenticity - Why are we doing this?
When you attach a parachute to your toy and throw it, the parachute uses the air to slow the toy down, just like how a big umbrella slows you down when you're falling with it. So, knowing about air resistance and parachutes helps us understand how things move through the air and how we can use special tricks, like parachutes, to control their fall and land safely. It's like giving our toys a soft and gentle landing!
Knowledge - What do we need to know?
Application - Let's get to work!