Join Ms. Maris for this fun STEM experiment at home! Parachute: The Science Our lightweight paper catches the air and helps our parachute float down to the ground safely. Adaptations Decorate your parachute as you see fit! Challenge your children to see how long their parachute will stay in the air. See what happens when you drop it from different heights. Add in small figures or weights to the tube and see how that changes the way the parachute floats.