Forces – Air resistance


The purpose of this lesson is for children to learn that air resistance is caused by air particles colliding with objects and slowing movement down. Air resistance acts in the direction opposite to the movement and varies depending on the speed of the object, mass of the object and surface area of the object. There are 2 labs in this box. The box comes with Lesson plan, Whole class teaching PowerPoint, Teacher video tutorial and the equipment.

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This box contains:

Lab: Parachutes

  • String Ball
  • Small Resealable Bag
  • Nylon Cloth 75cm x 75cm
  • Nylon Cloth 50cm x 50cm
  • Nylon Cloth 25cm x 25cm
  • Sellotape
  • Raw Eggs (by School)

Lab: Helicopters (WS)

  • Helicopter Template A4 Laminated
  • Paper Clips
  • Stopwatch/Timer
  • Ruler Wooden 1000mm Notched

Additional information

Purchase option

Buy, Lease

Key Stage

Key Stage 2