Aquinas Program

2017 Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy
Aquinas Program


"Parachute Design and Engineering"

This project focuses on parachute design and engineering and explores how parachutes are used to slow down moving objects. Students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own parachutes out of everyday items. The parachutes need to be able to transport a payload to a target on the ground with the slowest rate of descent. The students review their own designs, develop an understanding of the attributes of engineering design and the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.

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2017 MHRCA Aquinas Members

Mrs. McGann and Mr. Wong (Aquinas Coordinators)

    Jesus Sanchez                         Camila Valencia
Shreya Pandit                              Cindy Shi
        Kyla Ebio                              David Ordonez
      Rachel Tin                             Bryant Valiente
        Camellia Teng                      Samantha Rodriguez
       Kelly Ke                                Jaskeerat Gujral