Jeremiah's hypothesis: I think my parachute idea will work the best.
My hypothesis: I think my circle will slow it down 4x more than the control.
Our Lego guy is ready!
So here's what we came up with:
First, we did a control which is basically just the Lego guy on it's own
Next, We did Jeremiah's design: just a regular bag. "I did it because there would be so much air in the bag I thought that the air would create drag to slow down the Lego guy."
Next, we did Mom's bigger design: a cut-out square. "I did a square design because it would be easy to implicate and the only difference between the two squares would be the size," said Mom
Next, we did Mom's smaller design: also a cut-out square.
Next, we did my design: a circle. I thought most modern parachutes are a circle because the circular effect creates a lot of drag on that upward going air. Jeremiah's design does that also but if it flips 90 or even 180 degrees in the wrong direction it will make it stop collecting air and collapse. For my design it would be extremely unlikely.
Then Mom made a larger circle and we did that one.
Here are the results all together:
Conclusion: My hypothesis was right on. We also found that a larger circular parachute slowed down our Lego man the most.