Design a Parachute using the Engineering Design Process

Design a Parachute using the Engineering Design Process
Design a Parachute using the Engineering Design Process
Design a Parachute using the Engineering Design Process
Design a Parachute using the Engineering Design Process
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NGSSMS-PS2-1
NGSSMS-ETS1-3
NGSSMS-ETS1-1
NGSSMS-ETS1-4
NGSSMS-ETS1-2
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Students will go through the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete a challenge. They will be asked to construct a parachute with the most "hang time." They will have to form a hypothesis, brainstorm possible designs, make meaningful modifications to their prototype, and form conclusions about air resistance. This challenge encourages collaboration, communication, and the use of critical thinking skills.

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NGSSMS-PS2-1
Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects. Examples of practical problems could include the impact of collisions between two cars, between a car and stationary objects, and between a meteor and a space vehicle. Assessment is limited to vertical or horizontal interactions in one dimension.
NGSSMS-ETS1-3
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
NGSSMS-ETS1-1
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
NGSSMS-ETS1-4
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
NGSSMS-ETS1-2
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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