Education Technology

Parachuting

Published on 10/29/2004

Activity Overview

Students explore a parachutist and her position, velocity, and acceleration. Graphing and calculating these functions will be required.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.

Students will:

  • Be able to graph and calculate position, velocity, and acceleration.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary