In Physics, the students from Y7B studied air resistance, one of the forces slowing things down. They designed their own parachutes from plastic bags and as parachutists they used various toys. They weighed the mass of the parachutist by using an electronic scale and they measured the surface area of the parachute. They launched the parachutes from the balcony of the indoor courtyard and measured the time taken to fall down was measured with a stopwatch. They noticed that air resistance is affected by both surface area and the weight.