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Parachutes Elementary STEM Activity Guide

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Parachutes are a great activity for elementary students to complete. This elementary guide is written for Grades 3-5. With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including testing variables, rate of descent, gravity, Newton’s laws, and design.

The Parachutes Elementary STEM Activity Guide contains NGSS, CCSSELA, and CCSSM addressed; teacher and student instructions for math, science, and engineering activities; assessment questions; and student pages. This guide contains two guided inquiry lessons and a culminating engineering challenge where students apply concepts learned in their inquiry lessons.

Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Parachutes – Getting Started Package or Try This: Parachute Kit, tape, scissors, glue, string, rulers, paper clips, modeling clay, stopwatches, tape measures, labels, washers, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.


Type: Activity Guides and Curriculum/Teacher's Guides Grades: 3-5




  • Author: Mary Hartwell
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • Publisher: Pitsco, Inc.
  • Copyright: 2015
  • Number of Lessons: 3
  • Number of Worksheets: 5