Rosebank Primary School

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Design a Parachute to protect a Boiled Egg 


This week's competition has been set by Miss Wyman.

Your mission - if you choose to accept it - is to construct a parachute that will deliver an egg safely to the ground when dropped. No fancy materials allowed! You can only use familiar household items like plastic bags and string.

Do you think you have what it takes to construct this gravity-defying wonder? 

What you need to do:

Think about the skills you have used in a Design & Technology (DT) lesson in school. 

1.) Research some ideas, thinking carefully about the materials you will use.

2.) Choose a final design, which you may want to draw out to show your plan.

3.) Make your parachute.

4.) Take photos or a video of your parachute in use!

5.) Finally, don't forget to evaluate - What were the positives? Is there anything you would change if you made it again?

Take a look at the "My Final Design" worksheet below to help plan your design.

Click here for the 'My Final Design' sheet (Word document)Click here for the 'My Final Design' sheet (PDF document)

Winners of the "Design a Parachute to Protect a Boiled Egg" competition. . . .

 Thank you to everyone who entered Miss Wyman's "Design a Parachute" competition. All children demonstrated excellent DT skills and made some exciting designs! Miss Wyman has chosen the winners and these children are:

Zain in Jaguars for his brilliant design and plan of his parachute and using a comparison to see what happens with different parachutes. Fantastic experimenting Zain.

Abdul Samad in Tigers for his amazing design and plan of his parachute and looking so proud and enthusiastic.

Miss Wyman has also written a YBN card for everyone who took part and these will be ready for you when you return in September. Well done!!


We are off to a flying start!! 


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