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Designing Parachutes Unit

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Item #: PAUNIT

Product Name Price Qty
Designing Parachutes Teacher Guide*
Designing Parachutes Storybook**
Designing Parachutes Materials Kit
Designing Parachutes Refill Kit
*10 or more: $45.00
**15 or more: $7.00

In this unit, students think like aerospace engineers, using their knowledge of astronomy to design space technologies. Students apply their knowledge of drag (air resistance) and conditions on other planets to engineer a model parachute that’s “mission ready” for landing in an atmosphere that is thinner than Earth’s.
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Designing Parachutes Unit


The EiE curriculum consists of three components: teacher guides, storybooks, and materials kits.

Storybooks introduce each unit with the tale of a child somewhere around the world who solves a problem through engineering. The books integrate literacy and social studies into the unit and illustrate for students the relevance of STEM subjects.

Teacher guides include a storybook, background content, four detailed lesson plans, and duplication masters for student handouts-including planning and data collection sheets as well as reflection and assessment sheets. Background content includes learning goals, related scientific and social studies knowledge,information on alignment with common science curricula and national standards, and a unit specific vocabulary list.

Materials kits include all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete the classroom engineering activities in this unit. See Materials Kit contents.

Refill kits include only the consumable supplies needed for 30 students to complete the classroom engineering activities in this unit. See Refill Kit contents.

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