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Book 34: Parachutes: Floating and Falling in Air

Levels: 3-4
Contextual strands: Physical world icon. Physical world


This book introduces children to the concepts of floating in and falling through air. It offers a variety of opportunities for them to carry out fair tests in situations that they will find fun yet challenging.

The topic links strongly to concepts of floating and sinking in water. Water is a medium that children can see, so it may pay to revisit the concepts covered in these books before moving on to the invisible, largely intangible, and therefore more abstract, medium of air.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to Parachutes: Floating and Falling in Air.

PDF icon. Read the concept overview (PDF 59 KB)

Links with other titles in the series

This book has links with these books on floating and sinking in water:

And also:

Assessment resources

Search the science section of the Assessment Resource Banks (ARB) website to find resources that assess the 'big idea' learning outcomes referred to in the concept overview for this title.