Aerospace engineer challenge

This challenge provides a STEM activity day in which teams of children work together to design an aeroplane and then construct a transporter to move it to the next stage of development. The aeroplane must be able to fly a good distance and the prototype transporter must be able to carry it at least 3 metres in a straight line towards the next place where it will be fitted out. Teams need to think about safety, ease of use and flexibility of use as they design and make their aircraft.

Although the challenge is designed to be delivered across one day it can be split into smaller parts and used over several weeks or within a STEM club.

This resource has been provided by the IET, (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

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