Y5 Air and Air Resistance

Pupils learn that the earth is surrounded by a mixture of gases and that two of these gases are called oxygen and carbon dioxide. They learn that these two gases are the main gases that make up the air that we breath. Pupils learn that people and objects have to move through the air when travelling and that air resistance can slow things down. Pupils make a simple parachute to investigate the effects on falling objects of air resistance.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • NaG - pupils should experience forces that make things begin to move, get faster or slow down
  • WS - pupils could design and make a variety of parachutes and carrying out fair tests to determine which designs are the most effective

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