Dandelion Seed Parachute

Dandelions have the coolest seeds. They are designed by nature to fly very far away from the dandelion plant. Why do you think this is?

Video of seeds blowing away

Your challenge is to design something that looks like a dandelion seed and see if you can get it to float if you drop it from a chair.

Don’t forget that if it doesn’t work you might have to redesign it many times before it floats. Every time it doesn’t work you learn something new about the design.

HINT: You do not need a lot of materials, a piece of paper will work.

You will need an adult to help you drop it.


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