Location, Location, Location (Key Stage Three)

These activities use the challenge of finding a suitable geographical location for the BLOODHOUND SSC world land-speed record attempt as a context for teaching about interpreting graphs and diagrams.

The attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour. A large, flat, dry, hard and accessible area is required for the car to achieve this speed.

Students take on the role of BLOODHOUND SSC Team Researchers, using speed-time graphs to work out the required length of the test site and scale drawing to work out the width of the site. Students interpret graphs to determine the suitability of different sites. Some students calculate gradients of lines.

Supporting worksheets and links to videos are provided.

This resource was produced by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network for BLOODHOUND SSC.

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