These materials use the land speed record attempt as a context for teaching about the irreversible changes and energy transfers that occur in BLOODHOUND SSC’s rocket engine.

The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car (SSC) World land-speed record attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour. A massive forward driving force is required to propel the vehicle to these speeds.

Experiments include:

- A combustion reaction inside a large water cooler bottle demonstrating how a combustion reaction involves a transfer of energy and is capable of generating a force.

- An investigation into how to produce oxygen, using potatoes and hydrogen peroxide.

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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