Theory of Flight 02 OPENING QUESTION:  None Today LEARNING GOAL FOR TODAY: Work on Parachutes   WORDS O' THE DAY: WORK O' THE DAY: Read THIS about skydivers ═══════════════════ Now let's work on developing a parachute that we can test in class. We will drop all of our parachutes from the skybridge Make sure your parachute is fully deployed when you drop it We will make several calculations: We know the object will fall at 9.8 m/s/s without the parachute We can calculate the actual acceleration of the item with the parachute using the basic physics equation d = 1/2at2 From that information we can find the drag/deceleration caused by the parachute We have two goals: To develop a parachute that will leave the skybridge and hit the ground at a relatively gentle speed (we'll talk about that). To hit a target (avoid straying side to side too much) ═══════════════════ Work with your group to sketch a parachute to accomplish these tasks (you can use paper, trash bag plastic or any other material you bring from home) Anticipate problems that might arouse after doing your sketch Make changes to your sketch Build your parachute Test Debug Repeat