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        SciGirls | Parachute Parade

        You can design a parachute to give a toy figure a safe landing with this SciGirls engineering activity. Skydivers rely on parachutes to slow them down as they fall from frightening heights. Parachutes catch air and create drag, a force that works against gravity. Parachutes are usually large and made of lightweight materials, so they create the most drag possible without adding a lot of weight.

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