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EIE A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes

EIE A Long Way Down:  Designing Parachutes

 In this unit, students gain knowledge of astronomy and aerospace engineers by using the engineering design process  to designing space technologies.  Students read about a boy from Brazil who designs a parachute to get a large, heavy fruit down from a tree.  Students learn about important science concept of drag in order to engineer a parachute  that can land on a planet with an atmosphere that is thinner than Earth's. 

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