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3D - Why Parachutes Work


*** SPECIAL NOTE: Before watching this video, please look up the following concepts on the Internet and then look for where you see them in the video.  Your diagrams should be examples taken from the video.

  • Fluid Friction
  • Terminal Velocity
Review / Summary 
    Use complete sentences unless otherwise directed.
  • Why are parachutes useful?  What makes them useful?
  • Explain how terminal velocity is reduced when a parachute is used.

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