From the pyramid design of Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th century to supersonic versions helped to safely land the Perseverance rover to Mars, a parachute, an air-capture device to control the speed of an object, played an essential role in land travel, no, under water and space. For all the technologies and resources used to launch spacecraft out of Earth’s atmosphere, a parachute is simply the key to a safe landing. The canopy of the parachute creates air resistance or resistance, meaning the air below is pushed to the underside of the parachute and slows its fall rate.
Now it’s your turn to make an umbrella out of newspaper and tape. Some advice: Be ready to make adjustments. Try varying the size of the canopy and the weight of the basket to see how those adjustments affect the parachute’s drop rate. Leave the basket hanging freely so it can be centered. Open the canopy as much as possible before releasing it, and use the lift bar to bring your parachute as high above your head as possible. Pull out your club, stand back and see the basics of workplace resistance.
1. Use a double spread and double then double spread.
2. Fold the top left corner diagonally to meet the bottom fold.
3. Cut off the remaining strip and open up all the pieces.
4. Fold and open the sheet of paper so that all the creases are lifted slightly.
5. Paste a strip into each bottom corner of your paper, cross them, then stick to the top corners.
6. Paste the strips together where they overlap.
7. Finishing up.
1. Use another full two-sided newspaper. Fold it in quarters and then unfold it.
2. Cut a quarter of the page in curved lines.
3. Fold a quarter in a short half to a short side.
4. Place the adhesive tape on the side along the short edge.
5. Roll loosely, fixed with tape.
6. Flatten the legs; tape the layers together.
7. Finished product basket.
Handle the basket
1. Cut a strip about an inch wide along the short edge of the other sheet of paper
2. Fold in half according to existing crease
3. Complete basket handle
Assembly of parachutes
1. Pass the basket handle under the diagonal strips.
2. Place the basket upside down in the middle.
3. Curve Handle the strip and tape onto the sides of the basket.
4. Assemble the umbrella upside down with the basket.
1. Use a different two-sheet worksheet of the newspaper. Double.
2. Place the ribbons along the long edge of the newspaper.
3. Starting at the folding edge, roll tightly onto the tape.
4. Close the tube with tape.
Drop the parachute
1. Open the canopy, place the lift bar in the middle. Raise as much as possible.
2. Quickly, pull the boom back from the canopy to release it.