KS2 Science -Air Resistance

Explain air resistance for Year 4 using parachutes and eggs Professor Pete has assembled some eggs and a variety of parachutes of different sizes. They are made from plastic bags, string and yoghurt pots. For safety the eggs are dropped from the top of a ladder by a firefighter. First, as a control, Professor Pete asks the fireman to drop an egg without any parachute attached to it at all. No surprise – we just get a scrambled egg. The Professor then tries a variety of parachutes and ends up attaching a parachute made from a black bin liner. This large bag has a lot of wind resistance and allows the lucky egg to float down to the ground without breaking.
PROMPT QUESTION: Why didn’t the last egg break?

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