The Skydiving Interactive simulates the motion of a falling skydiver. The mass of the skydiver, the parachute size, and the initial height can be varied. Learners view the size of the two individual forces, the velocity, and the height over the course of the falling motion. 

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Users are encouraged to simply open the Interactive and explore. For a more-guided exploration, teachers can use our classroom-ready activity that we have prepared. View Activity.

Our Skydiving simulation is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with the Concept Checker.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

The Physics Classroom would like to extend a special thanks to Nerd Island Studios for the creation of this HTML5 Interactive and for generously offering to make it part of our collection of Interactives. Visit to see more great stuff by Nerd Island Studios.