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

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$1,325.00 (USD)
Availability: This product has an expected shipping date of three weeks from the date ordered.


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.

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


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


What You'll Get

  • 500 sheets of white paper
  • 8 packages of tissue paper
  • Package of hole reinforcements
  • 6 rolls of tape measure (10 m)
  • 12 magnifying glasses
  • Package of resealable bags (1 gal)
  • Package of brown paper bags
  • 3 digital scales
  • 12 bottles of HD Bond II glue
  • 4 boxes of modeling clay
  • 12 packages of Air and Seed Flash Card Sets
  • Package of check card
  • 12 rolls of string
  • 12 rolls of transparent tape
  • 12 stopwatches
  • Package of glue daubers
  • 6 hole punches
  • Parachutes in Air Unit Guide
  • Finding Out About Flight Teacher’s Guide
  • 24 Finding Out About Flight Student Books
  • Storage bins with lids
  • Labels and setup instructions


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