Air Resistance and Parachutes

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License: Creative Commons Attribution Air Resistance and Parachutes Tait, Jordan, and Scott
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06 Jun, 2011


Can you run faster with or without a parachute trailing behind you? We’d better do an experiment to check.

Director's Notes:

Team Tait, Jordan, and Scott write:

Air Resistance and Parachutes.

…which doesn’t tell us all that much, if we’re honest. You probably got that much from the title, in fact.

SciCast Notes:

This is very nicely put together, and presumably everyone in Edinburgh is wearing cowboy hats this summer.

It’s also a really good idea for a film, and the experiment is interesting. Have the team given us enough evidence that their experiment worked, or would you make some changes if you were trying to repeat their work?

Good stuff, though. I like the matter-of-fact performances, and the film is very clear and straightforward.

— Jonathan