Aerodynamics and streamlining
Learn about the physics of aerodynamics and streamlining whilst trying some surprising paper aeroplane designs!
+ Conduct experiments to understand streamlining
+ Watch exciting demonstrations!
+ The older groups will also learn about surface area and air resistance and how forces interact
Your home-education journal is already written!
In your booking confirmation email you'll receive a summary of the keywords, key concepts and student activities planned for this session. You can simply copy, paste and adapt it for your home-education journal and use it to help you discuss the learning with your child afterwards.
Tuesday 16th May
8-12s group: 1 - 1:50pm (UK GMT)
11-16s group: 2:10 - 3pm (UK GMT)
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Equipment (To join an entirely optional practical)
It is a good idea to have a whiteboard or paper, pen, ruler and calculator to hand in each session.
- Two identical pieces of A4 paper
- Tall measuring cylinder or similar tall transparent container of water, a pint glass would do (take care near electronics). A Large (1L) measuring cylinder like this is perfect.
- Plasticine or blue tak (not soft clay, must sink)
- Stop watch or timer
- Several pre-cut paper squares 10cm x 10cm
- Several strips of paper ~2cm wide and at least 10cm long
- Glue stick
- Scissors (take care with sharps)
- Ruler and pen / pencil
- Optional: pens to decorate planes
- Cloth / tray for spills
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What might younger students need help with?
They may need support / supervision to drop things from a height. They may need help to cut, fold and stick paper accurately.
Price is for one device (screen) to join for one session.
Upon booking you will receive a photography consent form and opportunity to let us know about any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).