The idea behind this Jack and the Beanstalk themed science activity is to design and build a mini parachute so Jack can safely drop to the bottom of the beanstalk.
Remember, if you’re testing different parachute designs, you must use the same toy figure for Jack and drop the parachutes from the same height.
Build a parachute for Jack – STEM Challenge
Experiment with different sizes of parachutes and see which drops more slowly.
Set up an investigation using different types of materials for the parachute. Paper, felt, and a plastic bag all work well.
Investigate using different sizes/weights of toy figures attached to the parachute.
More Jack and Beanstalk Science Activities
Grow a beanstalk for Jack!
Build a mini garden zip line for Jack to escape the giant.
Have a go at a giant’s bag of gold activity weighing and adding activity from Turner Tots.
Finally, try my other Jack and the Beanstalk science experiments.
Try my other experiments you can make fly.
Last Updated on July 10, 2023 by Emma Vanstone