We did an investigation to try to find the best parachute for a Skydiving Company. We wanted to see which parachute would fall the slowest. We designed a fair test and dropped 3 different sized parachutes from the same height. We dropped each parachute 3 times and recorded the times then found an average time for each parachute.
In conclusion, we found that the largest parachute fell the slowest because it had a bigger surface area meaning that more air resistance slowed the fall.