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How Parachutes Work - Ages 3-6

Soleil Kohl

Parachutes help things fall slower, whether it's people skydiving or our toys when we play make-believe. Today, we're going to learn why parachutes help things fall more slowly and how we can make our own toy parachutes.

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Paper parachute
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Natalie testing her 2 parachutes (paper and plastic). Plastic heart with Buzz Lightyear won!
Natalie created a gear parachute for buzz and a rectangular one for lady
Natalie creating her parachute
Caleb & Laurie testing their parachutes
Shanaya loved creating parachute

Materials Needed

Plastic bag, napkin, or paper




A small toy (1-2 inches)