Seeing The Unseen - Radar. Practical, active group activity to discover how basic maths and physics help engineers to "see the unseen"
Group activity involving volunteers moving around a teaching space and using time, distance and speed measurements to locate a student taking on the role of an aircraft.
Supports the use of Speed = Distance / Time and also the concept of radio waves travelling through space, giving practical meaning to theoretical concepts. Also includes a simpler adaptation for younger groups where the mathematics is less of a key concern.
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|Subject(s)||Computing, Algorithms, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Physics, Working scientifically, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Demonstrations|
|Tags||Radar, speed, Distance, Time, Calculation, Active, aviation|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Last updated||15 June 2019|