Building Parachutes and Fostering Skills

As a part of the STEM program, Grade 5 students at Nebula Academy were given the task of designing and building a parachute. The students were excited to take on this project as it provided them with a unique opportunity to learn about the principles of physics and engineering through hands-on experimentation. Working in small groups, the students designed and built their parachutes using a variety of materials such as plastic bags, strings, and tape. They tested their designs by dropping their parachutes from different heights and adjusting their designs as needed. Through this project, the students not only learned about the physics of motion and aerodynamics but also developed important skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. The STEM program provided an excellent platform for the students to explore their interests and enhance their technical skills.