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Parachutes in Air Elementary STEM Unit (Grades 3-5)

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$950.00 (USD)
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Elementary STEM Units include cross-curricular activities and experiments that teach concepts in math, science, technology, and language arts. In today’s classroom, flexibility is key, and these STEM Units were created to be easily set up and adaptable.

Parachutes in Air is a three-week Elementary STEM Unit for Grades 3-5 in which students work in teams of two to four to learn about parachutes. Students learn about the force of gravity and, for their challenge, they design and make a parachute.

This unit comes with a unit guide, teacher notes, scope and sequence, teacher’s guide, student pages, assessments, and all the materials needed for a class of 24 students.

Have a class of more than 24 students? No problem! Four-student add-on packages are available.

See the Parachutes in Air Consumables BOM resource for part numbers and quantities of included items.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 3-5
SKU: W42811


What You'll Get

  • 24 Finding Out About Flight student books
  • Finding Out About Flight teacher's guide
  • Parachutes in Air Unit Guide
  • 12 magnifying glasses
  • 30 tissue paper sheets
  • 500 copy paper sheets
  • 12 stopwatches
  • 3 digital scales
  • 12 Air and Seed flash cards
  • 20 plastic bags
  • 12 transparent tape rolls
  • 50 brown paper bags
  • 6 rolls of string
  • 6 tape measures
  • 6 packages of modeling clay
  • 12 bottles of glue (2 oz)
  • 6 hole punches
  • 100 checkcard sheets
  • 50 glue daubers
  • 2 storage bins with lids


Learning Values

  • Gravity
  • Forces
  • Properties
  • Patterns
  • Materials and processes
  • Design attributes
  • Design process
  • Materials strength
  • Scale and structure
  • Surface area
  • Volume
  • Measurement (time and distance)
  • Scaling


  • Students Served: 24
  • Length of Unit: 3 weeks
  • Tools and Materials Required: Recycled materials, scissors, and rulers