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Activity 4-Parachute Drop

Objectives
• observe the effects of air resistance on falling objects
• use air resistance to slow the speed of a falling object
• compare the parachute requirements for objects of different masses
Vocabulary
air resistance - force exerted by air against  an object moving through it an acts in the opposite direction of the object's motion
force
gravity
Newton's 2nd Law of Motion

Watch Mr. Noyes do the experiment.
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