Special Events for Schools

RAF Satellite Challenge - Upper KS2RAF Youth and STEM logo

The RAF Museum London is proud to be hosting the free RAF Satellite Challenge sponsored by RAF Youth and STEM.

Satellite suspended in First to the Future exhibition

On each RAF Satellite Challenge day we will invite three Upper KS2 classes to the RAF Museum to explore the science behind space and satellites. Your students will take part in a range of hands-on STEM activities and compete against each other to become our Satellite Challenge Champions.

Students will:
Find out how we send objects to space and bring them safely back to Earth
Design and build a solution to help a spacecraft survive the heat of re-entering Earth’s atmosphere.
Devise and construct a parachute to provide a safe landing.
Get the opportunity to become the challenge winners and take away their one-of-a-kind winners certificates.

All activities are hands-on, involve teamwork and problem solving, and engage a full range of learners.

National Curriculum links:
Earth, Sun & Moon
Forces, Air Resistance & Parachutes
Heat, Temperature & Insulation
Working Scientifically

Please note that the RAF Satellite Challenge is open to Year 5 and 6 classes from state schools only.

On each day we welcome three schools with a maximum of 30 places available per school. Dates will be released with a set application period followed by a random draw to select our attending schools.

If you would be interested in attending a future event then you can sign up to our email Newsletter and mailing list by sending an email to learning-london@rafmuseum.org

RAF Year 6 STEM Day RAF Youth and STEM logo

The RAF Museum London is proud to be hosting our free Year 6 STEM Days sponsored by RAF Youth and STEM. On Wednesday 16 November and Thursday 17 November 2022, we will invite three schools to the RAF Museum for an exciting day that will get your students taking part in some great STEM activities and exploring our incredible museum.

School children working together to build an aeroplane wing structure

All activities are hands-on and encourage teamwork and problem solving, as well as exploring STEM topics in an immersive environment.

Activities for our previous STEM Days have included:

Wing Building Challenge – Your students will work in teams to construct an aeroplane wing using only rigid newspaper sticks from our stixx machines and cable ties. They will then go through a rigorous strength test to see which team can build the strongest wing.

Morse Coding – Using BBC Microbits, your students will make code for digital devices that will transmit and receive Morse Code messages.

RAF Museum Hunt – Explore our amazing museum to search for answers in our STEM-based RAF Museum treasure hunt.

On each day we welcome three schools with a maximum of 30 places available per school. Dates will be released with a set application period followed by a random draw to select our attending schools.

Please note that the free Year 6 STEM Day is open to state schools only.

If you would be interested in attending a future event then you can sign up to our email newsletter and mailing list by sending an email to learning-london@rafmuseum.org