Building on our learning in year 3 when we learnt about forces (friction), we learnt about gravity and air resistance and how they effect objects on Earth. Space exploration is an exciting thing. So, as budding scientists, we came up with lots of questions about space and forces and settled on testing just one of those questions: What material makes the best parachute? To answer this question, we designed an experiment to test which material would make the best parachute for a water bottle (cotton, felt, net, black bin bag or blue tissue). Which material do you think would make the best parachute?