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Investigate Air Resistance

In this worksheet, students will be exploring the effects of air resistance and working their way through an investigation on air resistance.

'Investigate Air Resistance' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Forces

Curriculum subtopic:   Resistance and Friction

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will work on our understanding of air resistance.


Mrs. Bates's science class were investigating air resistance.


To do this they made some paper spinners that looked like this:


 Air spinner


When the young scientists dropped the spinner it fell to the ground, spinning rapidly as it did so.

Mrs Bates asked them to discuss in groups what they thought was happening and how the spinner could be modified to change the rate at which it dropped.


Let's get stuck in and see how the investigation is going.


Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?

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