Sudbury Catholic District School Board

St. John Students Create Parachutes while Learning about STEM!

Ms. Filice’s Grade 4/5 students from St John School participated in a STEM activity that involved the forces of gravity and drag. Students designed, built, tested, adjusted and retested their creations. They experimented with weight, size of parachute and indoor vs. outdoor flight.

Nicholas Butt, Outreach Coordinator for Let’s Talk Science and special guest, Hiba, a Research Student from the University of McGill in Montreal led the students in this week’s STEM activity.  

There is still time to Register Your Class  for fun and interactive STEM activities intended for Grade 4-6 students! Each week, Let’s Talk Science, features a different hands-on activity using minimal, easy-to-find materials.  Students will also have the chance to learn from and ask questions to inspiring STEM role models. 

An English activity is offered two times per week (Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. ET & Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. ET), and a French activity is offered once a week (Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. ET).

The third cohort starts on January 27th 2022.For more information visit: Join the Let’s Talk Science STEM club or contact if you would like more details about participating in this activity.

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