Purpose:Demonstrate how a parachute quickly reaches its terminal velocity.
Description:A toy rocket has an attached plastic parachute. The parachute is carefully, loosely folded against the rocket and they are tossed into the air together. The parachute opens and fills with air. The system soon reaches its slow terminal velocity and falls gently to the floor.
Be careful not to allow the strings to become tangled or detached, as this will prevent the parachute from operating properly.