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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

Rocket cars

Parachutes and Helicopters - Science of Forces and Motion 

Year group - Reception to Year 2

During this workshop, students gain an understanding of the forces that impact on a parachute whilst investigating the suitability of a variety of materials. Students will test their predictions and explore why fair testing is important. This workshop supports the understanding of the physical properties of materials. In addition, students will further develop this science knowledge using paper helicopters to demonstrate the science of forces and motion.

  • Practical hands-on session
  • Real testing of students' work
  • Student enquiry
  • Multi-sensory experience - students work within our hangar space

National Curriculum links: 

KS1 - Working scientifically

Activity type: Led by Museum staff
Duration: Approximately 1 hour per workshop
Cost: £60

Class size: Up to 35 learners per session

Rockets - Science of Forces and Motion 

Year group - Year 1 to Year 12

Focussing on the science of forces and motion, students will investigate how wing design can affect the flight of a rocket. Students will benefit from developing soft skills and have the opportunity to work in teams - usually pairs.

During the workshop, students will have the opportunity of working with a variety of resources, designing and building a rocket and launching it safely. Students will evaluate their design and make changes throughout the workshop. The session concludes with a mini-competition.

  • Practical hands-on session
  • Real testing of students' work
  • Student enquiry
  • Team work activities
  • Multi-sensory experience - students work within our hangar space

National Curriculum links:

  • KS1 - Working scientifically
  • KS2 - Working scientifically & Forces
  • KS3 - Working scientifically & Forces

Activity type: Led by Museum staff
Duration:  Approximately 1 hour per workshop
Cost:  £60

Class size: Up to 35 learners per session

Rocket Cars - Science of Forces and Motion 

Year group - Year 3 to Year 12

Students will investigate the science of forces and motion acting on a vehicle. The session will develop the understanding of friction and aerodynamics as they work to design their own vehicle out of K'nex. Students will benefit from developing soft skills and have the opportunity to work in small teams.

During the workshop, students will have the opportunity of working with a variety of resources, designing and building a rocket-powered vehicle  and launching it safely. Students will evaluate their design and make changes throughout the workshop. The session concludes with a mini-competition.

  • Practical hands-on session
  • Real testing of students' work
  • Student enquiry
  • Team work activities
  • Multi-sensory experience - students work within our hangar space

National Curriculum links:

  • KS1 - Working scientifically
  • KS2 - Working scientifically & Forces
  • KS3 - Working scientifically & Forces

Activity type: Led by Museum staff
Duration:  Approximately 1 hour per workshop
Cost:  £60

Class size: Up to 35 learners per session

Information

Make a booking School visits available 10:00am - 4:00pm Monday – Friday. Workshops/activities must be pre-booked. 
Please book online.

Contact us

T: 01902 376 200
learning-cosford@rafmuseum.org

Access & Learning,
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford,
Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP

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