Paulo's Parachute Mission Storybook
Paulo is not happy about his family’s move to Alcantara, Brazil to be close to its space launch pad. While Paulo’s parents, both aerospace engineers, are excited about the design projects in their new jobs, Paulo is worried about leaving his friends behind and meeting new people. The last thing he wants to do is make friends with his new neighbor, Lucas.
Paulo soon finds himself working with Lucas to solve an aerospace challenge of their own—designing a parachute to help them drop fruit from trees in the forest. Will Paulo and Lucas succeed, and maybe even become friends along the way?
Readers are encouraged to design their own parachute for a toy. With some creativity and knowledge of the engineering design process, everyone can engineer.
Engineering Field: Aerospace Engineering
Science Field: Earth & Space Sciences
The Try-It! Kit includes everything one student needs to complete the challenge and practice thinking like an engineer.
Try It! Kits
Let students get hands-on with STEM and engineering, even in a virtual learning environment.
Try It! Kits enhance your Engineering is Elementary storybooks with engaging hands-on learning. Designed to be used in conjunction with the storybooks, the Try It! Kits can also be used as a standalone STEM activity.
Each Engineering is Elementary Try It! Kit includes all of the materials a student needs to complete the mini-design challenge, with instructions in English and Spanish.
Build STEM literacy and engage learners in real-world challenges.