F1 in Schools

The F1 in Schools Curriculum Resource provides guidance and material to set up a cross-curricular project in your school based around the F1 Class level of the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge (hereafter referred to as the F1 in Schools challenge). The material is intended to be used with students aged between 11 and 14. The resource can be used independently of the challenge, but to make full use of it, it is recommended that your school also participates in the challenge. The overall aim of the project is to bring the excitement and motivation of Formula One™ racing to school whilst also delivering the curriculum in a real and meaningful way. The F1 in Schools Curriculum Resource provides 70 lesson plans for staff to deliver a cross-curricular project through art and design, citizenship, design and technology, English, enterprise education, ICT, mathematics, PE and science. The first sessions for science, maths, design and technology are provided here covering Streamlining, Calculating Speed and Specification.

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F1 D-type

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacturing of a D-type (Bloodhound challenge) car for the F1 in Schools competition. It includes exemplar CAD files for the balsa block from which the car is made and a variety of jigs. Practical considerations for manufacturing, such as the need to attach the balsa to...

Machining the F1 Car

This video from Boxford demonstrates CNC machining of an F1 car. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. Firstly the product is designed in a 3D modelling CAD package such as Pro/Desktop. It is then exported in STL format and file is processed. The routing...

F1 R-type

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacturing of an R-type car for the F1 in Schools competition. It includes exemplar CAD files for the balsa block from which the car is made and a variety of jigs. The material constraints for the design are described. Detailed step-by-step instructions, with supporting...

F1 in Schools technology challenge

In teams of 3-6, students aged 9-19 design, build and race model formula one cars powered by a compressed air cylinder.

The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and...

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