The first parachute jump was taken by Garnerin in Paris in 1797. Since then, engineers have been designing many types of parachutes for different needs with the right material and attachments. June is a great month to get outside and go sky diving with parachutes! For this challenge, you won’t be building a parachute for yourself, but for a toy to safely reach the ground. Your challenge is to construct the best parachute for the safest landing for a plastic figurine. What will be the best material to use? What do parachutes look like? What type of string should be used to attach to the figurine? How large should the parachute be and how long should the strings be? What is the most effective parachute for the figurine?
Your parachute does have some criteria and constraints. Only the materials provided can be used in your design. Your parachute has to be connected to the figurine the same exact way for all tests. The same height should be tested every time.
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