BLOODHOUND SSC Secondary Topics

A collection of materials provided by BLOODHOUND SSC to support the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four.

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Investigating the Hardness of Materials

In this activity from BLOODHOUND SSC, students explore ways in which to measure the hardness of surfaces. In doing so they develop their investigative and measurement skills, as well as numeracy. Students are encouraged to consider what hardness is, what effects the hardness of a surface can have on objects moving...
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Centre of Gravity

These resources are investigations into balance from BLOODHOUND SSC. They see how changing the position of the centre of gravity affects a body's stability. The enquiry focuses on the 'topple bottle'. If a bottle is tilted it will topple when the centre of gravity is displaced outside where the bottle is in contact...
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Static Testing of a Model Rocket

This investigation, from BLOODHOUND SSC, uses a datalogger and force sensor to measure the thrust of a model rocket engine. The results can be analysed to predict the acceleration and speed of a model vehicle. The resource includes detailed instructions on how to conduct the experiment, including health and safety...
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BLOODHOUND SSC Desert Search

Two BLOODHOUND SSC activities for investigating the suitability of possible sites for a land speed record attempt. Since the Black Rock Desert in Nevada hs deteriorated in recent years, another site is being sought. The exercises use Google Earth and lead students to explore desert sites which have been considered for...
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