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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Frames, Forces and Structures

A series of cross-curriculum lessons, from BLOODHOUND SSC, on building frames and structures and the effects forces may have on them. BLOODHOUND SSC must be as light as possible if the thrust is to propel it to record speeds in the short time available. It must also be very strong to withstand the forces involved....
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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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