We have been learning all about forces and friction for our science work in Year 6. The pupils have been researching more about air resistance, and how this acts as a force. We wanted to observe this in action, and so we devised our own Year 6 scientific experiment. The pupils came up with the idea of releasing two similar sized plastic toys simultaneously, but attaching a parachute to one of the item. We dropped these from the same height, and then timed how long it took for each item to land on the floor. We predicted before the experiment that the air resistance would slow down the toy attached to the parachute. You can see what happened when we released both objects in the video above.