Coffee Filter Parachutes
1 - 10 Coffee Filters
2 or 3 Washers
Adhesives: Tape, Glue
Your goal is to design a parachute that will bring the washers down with the slowest descent.
The dependent variable is speed of descent.
You must decide on the independent variable. Choose one factor that you will experiment with to find the slowest parachute. For example, do you want to try varying the shape, size, number of ropes, etc..
All other variables must be controlled variables. In other words, if you vary the shape of the parachute, the size must stay the same each time.
The parachute with the slowest descent will be declared the winner!