Suitable for: Years 5-7
Student number: up to 36
Workshop length: half day
Students need to design and build an aircraft inspired vehicle, either using jet power or a propeller. Can the students build a sturdy vehicle within the budget? Will the quality of manufacture ensure their car remains on track and doesn’t veer off course? Did they make the correct propulsion choice?
This fun and engaging workshop involves students working in teams and employing their knowledge of forces (propulsion, friction, weight, aerodynamics) and circuits. Students need to use their creativity to design a vehicle that will run the course and use their understanding of materials to construct a sturdy and fast vehicle.
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